Smead Family History

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Smead Name Meaning

English: possibly from Middle English smethe ‘smooth’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of smooth, level ground, or a nickname from the same word used in a transferred sense for someone of an amiable disposition. Alternatively, it could be a topographic or metonymic occupational name from Old English smiððe, smeðe ‘smithy’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Smeeth in Kent.

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

Similar surnames: Stead, Mead, Sneed, Read, Seal, Seed, Sheard, Speed, Spear, Ashmead

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Smead Family Origin

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Smead Family Occupations

What did your Smead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Smead family was Car Driver. Blacksmith, Brewer Employing 5 Men & 1 Boy and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smead. The most common Smead occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 9% of Smead's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Brewer Employing 5 Men & 1 Boy

  • Butcher

  • Car Driver


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

Smead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Smead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smead 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 689 immigration records available for the last name Smead. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Smead. For the veterans among your Smead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smead Life Expectancy

What is the average Smead lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Smead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Smead in 1947 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smead 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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