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

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  • Boilermaker

    6%
  • Chelsea Pensioner

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Dock Clerk

    6%

In 1881, 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. The most common Smiley occupation in the UK was Boilermaker. 6% of Smiley's were Boilermakers.

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Smiley Historical Records

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Smiley Life Expectancy

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