Small Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal ‘thin’, ‘narrow’. Translation of equivalents in other European languages, such as German Klein and Schmal, French Petit.

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


Similar surnames: Sale, Sall, Smull, Gall, Still, Smail, Fall, Stall, Maul, Hall

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Small Family Origin

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Small Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Student

    7%
  • School

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Student and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Small. A less common occupation for the Small family was Labourer. The most common Small occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Small's were Farmers.

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Small Historical Records

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Small Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Small life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Small in 1941 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Small

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