Smiley Family History

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Smiley Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: of uncertain origin; probably a variant spelling of Smillie, but perhaps a habitational name, a variant of Smalley, or a nickname from Middle English smile ‘smile’, ‘grin’.

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


Similar surnames: Smiles, Wiley, Smitley, Riley, Iley, Mailey, Shiley, Miley, Briley

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Smiley Family Origin

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Smiley Family Occupations

What did your Smiley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Smiley occupation in the UK was Boilermaker. 6% of Smiley's were Boilermakers. Boilermaker, Chelsea Pensioner and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smiley. A less common occupation for the Smiley family was Dock Clerk.

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  • Boilermaker

    6%
  • Chelsea Pensioner

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Dock Clerk

    6%

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

Smiley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Smiley Life Expectancy

What is the average Smiley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Smiley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Smiley in 1942 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smiley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smiley 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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