Where the Andalusian Smiths live

In some cases the frequency of Anglo-Saxon surnames is related more to the descendants left behind by old British mining concessions than to current emigration of retired Anglo-Saxons to the Andalusian coast.

Frequency per 1,000 inhabitants for each council district of the surname Smith

Frequency per 1,000 inhabitants for each council district of the surname Smith

As of January 1 2006 there were 1,292 people with the surname Smith registered in Andalusia. This map shows their frequency per 1,000 inhabitants for each council district:

distribution of the surname smith in andalusia

According to the report on Andalusian first and last names compiled by the Instituto de Estadística de Andalucía, Smith

demonstrates a characteristic distribution in the coastal zone of Cadiz, Malaga and Almeria, and in High Almanzora and Almeria, and in the Carolina area of Jaen. In some cases [however] the frequency of Anglo-Saxon surnames is related more to the descendants left behind by old British mining concessions than to current emigration of retired Anglo-Saxons to the Andalusian coast.

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