Smitley Family History

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Smitley Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of English Smithley, a habitational name from Smithley in the parish of Darfield, South Yorkshire, presumably named with Old English smiþ + leah ‘clearing in a wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Smithey, Shipley, Whitley, Smedley, Smiley, Shirley, Titley, Smalley

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Smitley Family Origin

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Smitley Family Occupations

What did your Smitley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smitley. 24% of Smitley men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Smitley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smitley were Attendant and Office Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Office Clerk

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

Smitley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smitley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smitley 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 89 immigration records available for the last name Smitley. 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 953 military records available for the last name Smitley. For the veterans among your Smitley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smitley Life Expectancy

What is the average Smitley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Smitley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Smitley in 1953 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smitley

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