Smart Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smart ‘quick’, ‘prompt’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is common and widespread throughout England, Wales, and Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Mart, Swart, Start, Mort, Ewart, Smail, Starr, Spark, Star, Smartt

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Smart Family Origin

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Smart Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smart. A less common occupation for the Smart family was Farming. The most common Smart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Smart's were Farmers.

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Smart Historical Records

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Smart Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Smart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Smart in 1940 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smart

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