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Smet Family History

Smet Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a smith, Middle Dutch smet, smit.

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


Similar surnames: Smit, Peet, Smee, Sant, Samet, Zimet, Voet, Sult, Metz, Meth

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Where is the Smet family from?

You can see how Smet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Smet families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Smet families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Smet's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Smet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Smet. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smet 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Smet. 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 943 military records available for the last name Smet. For the veterans among your Smet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Smet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Smet in 1962 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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