How Smiths and McGowans may share the same Irish heritage

By Laura Grainger

If you have the last name Smith, you likely know your kinfolk exist in no small numbers. It's the most popular surname in the US, with over 2.4 million people bearing the name nationwide.

The name is generally understood to be of English origin - and it's also the

You are viewing a robot-friendly page.Click hereto reload in standard format.