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De Smith Name Meaning

part translation of Dutch De Smet ‘the smith’.

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


Similar surnames: De Smidt, De Smet, Smith, De Witt, De Wit, Nesmith, De Souza

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Where is the De Smith family from?

You can see how De Smith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Smith family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most De Smith families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 46 De Smith families living in Wisconsin. This was about 84% of all the recorded De Smith's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of De Smith families in 1880.
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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Smith. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Smith. For the veterans among your De Smith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average De Smith lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2001, in the United States, De Smith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for De Smith in 1978 was 62, and 94 in 2001.

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