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Smart Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smart ‘quick’, ‘prompt’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is common and widespread throughout England, Wales, and Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Mart, Swart, Start, Mort, Ewart, Smail, Starr, Spark, Star, Smartt

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Smart Family Origin

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Smart Family Occupations

What did your Smart ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Smart. 30% of Smart men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Smart women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smart were Laborer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Servant
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%

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

Smart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 367,000 census records available for the last name Smart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smart 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 90,000 immigration records available for the last name Smart. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Smart. For the veterans among your Smart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smart Life Expectancy

What is the average Smart lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Smart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Smart in 1940 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smart 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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