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Smitha Family History

Smitha Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Smitha in Devon, which is named from Old English smiththe ‘smithy’. The surname, however, does not occur in current English records.

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


Similar surnames: Smith, Smithey, Stith, Smythe, Smither, Smithe, Mina, Motta, Sciara

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Where is the Smitha family from?

You can see how Smitha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smitha family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Smitha families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Smitha families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Smitha's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Smitha families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smitha surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smitha ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smitha. 30% of Smitha men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Smitha women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smitha were Salesman and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    28%
  • Beautician
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smitha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smitha 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Smitha. 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 680 military records available for the last name Smitha. For the veterans among your Smitha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smitha lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Smitha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Smitha in 1953 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

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