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Smalls Family History

Smalls Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Small.

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


Similar surnames: Smales, Smiles, Ralls, Balls, Smale, Small, Males, Scales, Halls

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Where is the Smalls family from?

You can see how Smalls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smalls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smalls families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Smalls families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Smalls's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Smalls families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smalls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smalls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smalls. 41% of Smalls men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Smalls women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smalls were Porter and Cook.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Porter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Laundress
    13%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Smalls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smalls census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 617 immigration records available for the last name Smalls. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Smalls. For the veterans among your Smalls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smalls lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Smalls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Smalls in 1941 was 28, and 66 in 2004.

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