Smethurst Family History

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Smethurst Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place near Manchester, so named from Old English smeðe ‘smooth’ + hyrst ‘(wooded) hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Dewhurst, Akehurst, Fairhurst, Bathurst, Hayhurst, Whitehurst

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Smethurst Family Origin

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Smethurst Family Occupations

What did your Smethurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Cotton Weaver and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smethurst. A less common occupation for the Smethurst family was Carter. The most common Smethurst occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Smethurst's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%
  • Housekeeper

    2%
  • Carter

    1%

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

Smethurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smethurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smethurst 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Smethurst. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Smethurst. For the veterans among your Smethurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smethurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Smethurst lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Smethurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Smethurst in 1956 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smethurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smethurst 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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