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Smithey Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a smithy, from Middle English smithe, smythy ‘smithy’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Smitha in Devon. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for the smith himself.

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


Similar surnames: Smither, Smythe, Smitley, Smitha, Smith, Withey, Seither, Mitter

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Where is the Smithey family from?

You can see how Smithey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smithey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smithey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Smithey families living in Yorkshire. This was about 52% of all the recorded Smithey's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Smithey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smithey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smithey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smithey. 25% of Smithey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Smithey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smithey were Truck Driver and Beauty Operator.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Looper
    9%
  • Beauty Operator
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 170 immigration records available for the last name Smithey. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Smithey. For the veterans among your Smithey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smithey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Smithey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Smithey in 1943 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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