Smelser Family History

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Smelser Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schmelzer.

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

Similar surnames: Smelcer, Selser, Helser, Smetzer, Meller, Stetser, Selter, Smyser

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Smelser Family Origin

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Smelser Family Occupations

What did your Smelser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smelser. 29% of Smelser men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Smelser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smelser were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Smelser Historical Records

What Smelser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Smelser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smelser 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 533 immigration records available for the last name Smelser. 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 Smelser. For the veterans among your Smelser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smelser Life Expectancy

What is the average Smelser lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Smelser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Smelser in 1942 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smelser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smelser 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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