Smither Family History

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Smither Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English smith + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Smithey, Gaither, Smith, Smythe, Seither, Smithe, Stitcher, Bither

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Smither Family Origin

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Smither Family Occupations

What did your Smither ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Harness Maker, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smither. The most common Smither occupation in the UK was Harness Maker. 4% of Smither's were Harness Makers. A less common occupation for the Smither family was Boot Maker.

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  • Harness Maker

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Boot Maker


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

Smither Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Smither. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smither 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Smither. 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 Smither. For the veterans among your Smither ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smither Life Expectancy

What is the average Smither lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Smither life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Smither in 1948 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smither

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smither 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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