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Naismith Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: variant of Nesmith . This is the commonest form of the surname in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Nessmith, Nesmith, Nesbit, Naish, Hysmith, Haislip, Smithe, Arrasmith

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Where is the Naismith family from?

You can see how Naismith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Naismith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Naismith families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1880 there were 9 Naismith families living in Wyoming. This was about 31% of all the recorded Naismith's in USA. Wyoming had the highest population of Naismith families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Naismith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Naismith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Machinist and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Naismith. 20% of Naismith men worked as a Machinist and 50% of Naismith women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Naismith were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Machinist
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Manager
    17%
  • Typist
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Naismith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Naismith 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Naismith. 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 Naismith. For the veterans among your Naismith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Naismith lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Naismith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Naismith in 1960 was 78, and 77 in 2004.

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