Smithwick Family History

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Smithwick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Smethwick in the West Midlands, or a lost Smithwick in the parish of Southover, Sussex (last recorded in 1608). Smethwick is named with the genitive plural of Old English smiþ ‘smith’ + wic (see Wick). The surname has been established in southern Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Southwick, Borthwick, Fishwick, Sedgwick, Smitha, Smith, Strudwick

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Smithwick Family Origin

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Smithwick Family Occupations

What did your Smithwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Smithwick occupation in the UK was Chaplain To Peer (Ch Of England. 17% of Smithwick's were Chaplain To Peer (Ch Of Englands. A less common occupation for the Smithwick family was Railway Platelayer. Chaplain To Peer (Ch Of England, Clerk In Holy Orders and Labourer In Limestone Quary were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smithwick.

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  • Chaplain To Peer (Ch Of England

  • Clerk In Holy Orders

  • Labourer In Limestone Quary

  • Railway Platelayer


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

Smithwick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Smithwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smithwick 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Smithwick. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Smithwick. For the veterans among your Smithwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smithwick Life Expectancy

What is the average Smithwick lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Smithwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Smithwick in 1952 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smithwick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smithwick 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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