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

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  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Brewer Employing 5 Men & 1 Boy

    9%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Car Driver

    9%

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

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smead

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