Smetzer Family History

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Smetzer Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of German Schmetzer, a nickname for a garrulous person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German smetzen ‘to chatter’.

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

Similar surnames: Setzer, Stetzer, Fetzer, Metzner, Kretzer, Seltzer, Retzer, Stelzer

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Smetzer Family Origin

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Smetzer Family Occupations

What did your Smetzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Gentleman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Smetzer. The most common Smetzer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Smetzer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Gentleman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Smetzer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Smetzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smetzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smetzer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Smetzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Smetzer. For the veterans among your Smetzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smetzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Smetzer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Smetzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Smetzer in 1962 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smetzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smetzer 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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