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Smit Family History

Smit Name Meaning
Dutch: variant of Smet.Americanized form of German Schmidt.Slovenian (Šmit): variant spelling of German Schmidt.

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

292,717 Historical Documents with Smit on Ancestry.com
109,773 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,279 Military Records
18,156 Immigration Records
14,184 Census and Voter Lists
147,325 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Smit Families

  • Number of Smit families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Smit families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Smit families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Smit census records

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Smit Family Origin

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Smit Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Smit 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 Smit

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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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Smit Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Smit census records

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Smit Civil War Service Records

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