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Smet Family History

Smet Surname Meaning

Flemish and Dutch: occupational name for a smith Middle Dutch smet smit. Compare De Smet .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Smit, Peet, Smee, Sant, Samet, Zimet, Voet, Sult, Metz, Meth

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Where is the Smet family from?

You can see how Smet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Smet families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Smet families living in London. This was about 56% of all the recorded Smet's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Smet families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smet ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Heavy Worker General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Smet. 100% of Smet men worked as a Heavy Worker General Labourer and 100% of Smet women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Heavy Worker General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Smet. 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 Cards

There are 943 military records available for the last name Smet. For the veterans among your Smet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Smet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Smet in 1962 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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