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Smyrl Name Meaning

Probably a Slavic or Americanized form of German Schmirl: from Middle High German smerl ‘gudgeon’ (a small freshwater fish), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a seller of these fish. The gudgeon was considered gullible, so it may be a nickname for a gullible person. metonymic occupational name for a falconer, from Middle High German smire ‘falcon’.

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


Similar surnames: Smirl, Sperl, Smull, Shorb, Pearl, Savel, Serr, Soll, Small, Smock

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Where is the Smyrl family from?

You can see how Smyrl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smyrl family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Smyrl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 26 Smyrl families living in South Carolina. This was about 37% of all the recorded Smyrl's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Smyrl families in 1880.
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What did your Smyrl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smyrl. 35% of Smyrl men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Smyrl women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smyrl were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
    35%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 499 military records available for the last name Smyrl. For the veterans among your Smyrl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smyrl lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Smyrl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Smyrl in 1963 was 73, and 54 in 2004.

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