Shoesmith Family History

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Shoesmith Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a blacksmith who specialized in shoeing horses, from Middle English schosmith ‘farrier’ (composed of words meaning ‘shoe’ and ‘smith’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nesmith, Smith, Coopersmith, Arrowsmith, Goldsmith, Hockensmith

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Shoesmith Family Origin

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Shoesmith Family Occupations

What did your Shoesmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shoesmith family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shoesmith. The most common Shoesmith occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Shoesmith's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayer


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

Shoesmith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Shoesmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shoesmith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shoesmith. 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.

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Draft Card

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

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Shoesmith Life Expectancy

What is the average Shoesmith lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shoesmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Shoesmith in 1952 was 25, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shoesmith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shoesmith ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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