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Ask a Genealogist: What was the occupation of a Brightsmith.

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Question:

Can you explain the what the occupation of a "Brightsmith" was?

Answer:

A "Brightsmith" is a name for someone who works shaping bright metals.  For instance a "Brightsmith" works with brass, tin and copper metals.  This same occupation can be referred to by the specific metal such as a Tinsmith, Coppersmith, etc.
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