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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsSmethwick, Smithick

Meaning & History

habitational name from Smethwick in Staffordshire Smethwick Green near Brereton Heath (Cheshire) or a lost place called Smithwick in Southover (Sussex). The place name means "the farm of the smiths" from Old English smiþ "smith" and wic "dwelling specialized farm". This surname has also been established in southern Ireland since the 17th century.
Added 6/8/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/8/2023 by Paradiso36