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Smyth Family History

Smyth Name Meaning
Variant spelling, especially in Ireland, of Smith.

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

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367,203 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,985 Military Records
46,689 Immigration Records
174,710 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Smyth Families

  • Number of Smyth families
     145 - 288
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Smyth families
     251 - 500
     84 - 250
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Smyth families
     114 - 225
     39 - 113
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Smyth census records

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Smyth Family Origin

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Smyth Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Smyth 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 Smyth

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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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Smyth Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Smyth census records

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Smyth Civil War Service Records

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