Smock Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Smock Name Meaning

English: from Middle English smoc, smok ‘smock’, ‘shift’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a smock (the usual everyday working garment of a peasant).

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

Similar surnames: Stock, Shock, Mock, Spock, Nock, Sock, Monk, Rock, Speck, Snook

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Smock Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Smock name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Smock. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Smock Family Origin

Where is the Smock family from?

Smock Family Occupations

What did your Smock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Smock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Smock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Smock family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smock.

View Census data for Smock | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Smock Historical Records

What Smock family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Smock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smock 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 Smock

Passenger List

There are 860 immigration records available for the last name Smock. 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.

View all Smock immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Smock. For the veterans among your Smock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Smock military records

You've only scratched the surface of Smock family history.

Smock Life Expectancy

What is the average Smock lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Smock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Smock in 1942 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smock 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.

Famous Smock Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name