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Smyly Family History

Smyly Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Smylie.

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


Similar surnames: Bayly, Smiley, Smylie, Style, Smyth, Sayle, Sealy, Manly, Amyot, Soll

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Where is the Smyly family from?

You can see how Smyly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smyly family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smyly families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Smyly families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Smyly's in the UK. London had the highest population of Smyly families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smyly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smyly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Electrician and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smyly. 30% of Smyly men worked as an Electrician and 60% of Smyly women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smyly were Farmer and Home Worker.

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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

  • Electrician
    30%
  • Farm Operator
    30%
  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Home Worker
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Smyly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smyly 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Smyly. 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 765 military records available for the last name Smyly. For the veterans among your Smyly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smyly lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Smyly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Smyly in 1957 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

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