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Smillie Family History

Smillie Name Meaning

Scottish (Glasgow): variant of Smalley . This Scottish name was taken to Ireland (Tyrone) in the 17th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Smilie, Saile, Spille, Stiller, Lillie, Stille, Millis, Willie

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Where is the Smillie family from?

You can see how Smillie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smillie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Smillie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 43 Smillie families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Smillie's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Smillie families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smillie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smillie ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Smillie. 36% of Smillie men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Smillie women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smillie were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    36%
  • Traveller
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Dressmaker
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Smillie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smillie 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 Smillie. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Smillie. For the veterans among your Smillie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smillie lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Smillie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Smillie in 1946 was 45, and 66 in 2004.

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