Smail Family History

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Smail Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Small. English: habitational name from a lost place in eastern Sussex named Smeghel, from Old English smeagel ‘burrow’, or from Brooksmarle (now Broxmead) in Sussex (named with Old English brocc ‘badger’ + smeagel).

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

Similar surnames: Swain, Main, Ismail, Stair, Fail, Trail, Smart, Nail, Stain, Bail

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Smail Family Origin

Where is the Smail family from?

Smail Family Occupations

What did your Smail ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Smail occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Smail's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smail. A less common occupation for the Smail family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Going To School

  • Blacksmith


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

Smail Historical Records

What Smail family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Smail. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smail 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Smail. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Smail. For the veterans among your Smail ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smail Life Expectancy

What is the average Smail lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Smail life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Smail in 1947 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smail

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smail 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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