Smead Name Meaning

English: possibly from Middle English smethe ‘smooth’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of smooth, level ground, or a nickname from the same word used in a transferred sense for someone of an amiable disposition. Alternatively, it could be a topographic or metonymic occupational name from Old English smiððe, smeðe ‘smithy’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Smeeth in Kent.

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

Similar surnames: Stead, Mead, Sneed, Read, Seal, Seed, Sheard, Speed, Spear, Ashmead

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Smead Family Origin

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Smead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Smead family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smead. The most common Smead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Smead's were Farmers.

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Smead Historical Records

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Smead Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Smead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Smead in 1947 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smead

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