Smales Family History

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Smales Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Small.

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

Similar surnames: Smiles, Smalls, Seales, Smale, Swales, Smailes, Shales, Sales, Males

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Smales Family Origin

Where is the Smales family from?

Smales Family Occupations

What did your Smales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Smales family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smales. The most common Smales occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Smales's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Smales Historical Records

What Smales family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Smales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smales 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 Smales. 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 932 military records available for the last name Smales. For the veterans among your Smales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smales Life Expectancy

What is the average Smales lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Smales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Smales in 1948 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smales 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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