Smit Family History

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Smit Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Smet. Americanized form of German Schmidt. Slovenian (Šmit): variant spelling of German Schmidt.

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

Similar surnames: Smid, Smidt, Fait, Smet, Smink, Foit, Mis, Samis, Sant, Sim

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Smit Family Origin

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Smit Family Occupations

What did your Smit ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Upholsterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Smit. 5% of Smit men worked as an Upholsterer and 48% of Smit women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smit were Bricklayer and Civil Servant (nuirse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Upholsterer
  • Bank Cashier
  • Brewers Drayman Calired
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Civil Servant (nuirse

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

Smit Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Smit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smit census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Smit

Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Smit. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Smit. For the veterans among your Smit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smit Life Expectancy

What is the average Smit lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Smit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Smit in 1945 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smit

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smit 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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