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Small Family History

Small Name Meaning
English: nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal ‘thin’, ‘narrow’.Translation of equivalents in other European languages, such as German Klein and Schmal, French Petit.

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

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451,286 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
69,435 Military Records
37,631 Immigration Records
365,693 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Small Families

  • Number of Small families
     356 - 709
     119 - 355
     1 - 118
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Small families
     454 - 906
     152 - 453
     1 - 151
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Small families
     306 - 609
     103 - 305
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Small census records

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Small Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Small families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Small Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Small families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Small

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Small Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Small census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Small ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Small Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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