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De Smet Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from smed ‘smith’ + the definite article de.

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

Similar surnames: De Laet, De Heer, De Hart, De Boer, De Smith, De Witt, De Smidt

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Where is the De Smet family from?

You can see how De Smet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Smet family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most De Smet families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 De Smet family living in Mississippi. This was 100% of all the recorded De Smet's in USA. Mississippi had the highest population of De Smet families in 1880.
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What did your De Smet ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Smet. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average De Smet lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, De Smet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for De Smet in 1961 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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