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Smithe Family History

Smithe Name Meaning

English: variant of Smith.

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


Similar surnames: Smythe, Smith, Smithee, Smithey, Smither, Suite, Smyth, Stithem

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Where is the Smithe family from?

You can see how Smithe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smithe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smithe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Smithe families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Smithe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Smithe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smithe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smithe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Smithe. 58% of Smithe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    15%
  • Private Means
    15%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    15%
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What Smithe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Smithe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smithe 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 911 immigration records available for the last name Smithe. 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 516 military records available for the last name Smithe. For the veterans among your Smithe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smithe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Smithe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Smithe in 1953 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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