Smithey Family History

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Smithey Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a smithy, from Middle English smithe, smythy ‘smithy’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Smitha in Devon. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for the smith himself.

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


Similar surnames: Smither, Smythe, Smitley, Smitha, Smith, Withey, Seither, Mitter

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Smithey Family Origin

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Smithey Family Occupations

What did your Smithey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Smithey family was Potters Printer. The most common Smithey occupation in the UK was Coal Dealler. 33% of Smithey's were Coal Deallers. Coal Dealler and Earthenware Printer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Smithey.

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  • Coal Dealler

    33%
  • Earthenware Printer

    33%
  • Potters Printer

    33%

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

Smithey Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Smithey Life Expectancy

What is the average Smithey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Smithey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Smithey in 1943 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smithey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smithey 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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