Smay Family History

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Smay Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Smee (see Smead).

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

Similar surnames: May, Esmay, Tway, Amy, Say, Ismay, Snay, Slay, Smale, Seat

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Smay Family Origin

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Smay Family Occupations

What did your Smay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Smay family was Crippled In Army. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smay. The most common Smay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Smay's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Crippled In Army


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

Smay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Smay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smay 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 149 immigration records available for the last name Smay. 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 Smay. For the veterans among your Smay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smay Life Expectancy

What is the average Smay lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Smay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Smay in 1949 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smay 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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