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Smithwick Family History

Smithwick Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Smethwick in the West Midlands, or a lost Smithwick in the parish of Southover, Sussex (last recorded in 1608). Smethwick is named with the genitive plural of Old English smiþ ‘smith’ + wic (see Wick). The surname has been established in southern Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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2,153 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Smithwick Families

  • Number of Smithwick families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Smithwick families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Smithwick last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Smithwick Family Origin

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Smithwick Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Smithwick

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Smithwick Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Smithwick census records

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Smithwick Civil War Service Records

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