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Smull Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch de Smul, a nickname for a glutton, toper, or lecher, from the definite article de + Middle Dutch smul ‘person of large appetites’.

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


Similar surnames: Small, Scull, Gull, Trull, Schull, Crull, Smola, Shull, Bull, Still

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Where is the Smull family from?

You can see how Smull families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smull family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smull families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Smull families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Smull's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Smull families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smull surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smull ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smull. 34% of Smull men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Smull women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smull were Painter and Housewife.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Painter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smull. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smull 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 242 immigration records available for the last name Smull. 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 442 military records available for the last name Smull. For the veterans among your Smull ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smull lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Smull life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Smull in 1960 was 33, and 89 in 2004.

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