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Smithson Family History

Smithson Name Meaning
Northern English: patronymic from Smith.

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

439,613 Historical Documents with Smithson on Ancestry.com
121,135 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,885 Military Records
5,725 Immigration Records
76,711 Census and Voter Lists
228,157 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Smithson Families

  • Number of Smithson families
     81 - 160
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Smithson families
     705 - 1,407
     236 - 704
     1 - 235
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Smithson families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Smithson census records

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Smithson 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 Smithson 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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Smithson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Smithson 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 Smithson

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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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Smithson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Smithson census records

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

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

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Smithson 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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