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Nesmith Family History

Nesmith Name Meaning
Scottish and English: occupational name for a maker of knives or of nails, from Middle English knyf ‘knife’ or nayl ‘nail’ + smith (see Smith).

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

170,266 Historical Documents with Nesmith on Ancestry.com
26,388 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,361 Military Records
807 Immigration Records
16,219 Census and Voter Lists
121,491 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Nesmith Families

  • Number of Nesmith families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nesmith families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nesmith families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nesmith Family Origin

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Nesmith Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nesmith

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Nesmith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Nesmith Civil War Service Records

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