History of your Surname
Get access to De Smith family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

De Smith Family History

De Smith Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch or Flemish De Smit De Smidt or De Smet occupational names for a smith (see Smit Smet ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: De Smidt, De Smet, Smith, De Witt, De Wit, Nesmith, De Souza

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the De Smith family from?

You can see how De Smith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Smith family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most De Smith families were found in USA in 1880. In 1861 there was 1 De Smith family living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded De Smith's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of De Smith families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the De Smith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your De Smith ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your De Smith ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What De Smith family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Smith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Smith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for De Smith

Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Smith. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all De Smith immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Smith. For the veterans among your De Smith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all De Smith military records

You've only scratched the surface of De Smith family history

Discover More

What is the average De Smith lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2001, in the United States, De Smith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for De Smith in 1978 was 62, and 94 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for De Smith

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the De Smith family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the De Smith last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial