Smyth Family History

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Smyth Name Meaning

Variant spelling, especially in Ireland, of Smith.

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

Similar surnames: Smythe, Smith, Blyth, Smit, Smithe, Smyly, Amyot, Kath, Smyer, Smet

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Smyth Family Origin

Where is the Smyth family from?

Smyth Family Occupations

What did your Smyth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Smyth. 2% of Smyth men worked as a General Labourer and 43% of Smyth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smyth were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Smyth Historical Records

What Smyth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 191,000 census records available for the last name Smyth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smyth 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Smyth. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Smyth. For the veterans among your Smyth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smyth Life Expectancy

What is the average Smyth lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Smyth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Smyth in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smyth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smyth 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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