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Smock Family History

Smock Name Meaning

English (Surrey): nickname from Middle English smok ‘smock shift woman's undergarment’ (Old English smoc) used for someone who made or sold such items of clothing. See also Smoker .

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


Similar surnames: Stock, Shock, Mock, Spock, Nock, Sock, Monk, Rock, Speck, Snook

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Where is the Smock family from?

You can see how Smock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smock families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Smock families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Smock's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Smock families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Smock. 19% of Smock men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Smock women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smock were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Smock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smock 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Smock. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Smock. For the veterans among your Smock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smock lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Smock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Smock in 1942 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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