Smelley Family History

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Smelley Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Scottish Smellie, a variant of Smillie.

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


Similar surnames: Melley, Selley, Smiley, Kelley, Stilley, Pelley, Seller, Seley

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Smelley Family Origin

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Smelley Family Occupations

What did your Smelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, At Home and Chair Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smelley. The most common Smelley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Smelley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Smelley family was Drives Ice Wagon.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • At Home

    5%
  • Chair Maker

    5%
  • Drives Ice Wagon

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Smelley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Smelley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smelley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Smelley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Smelley. For the veterans among your Smelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Smelley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Smelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Smelley in 1941 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smelley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smelley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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