Smeaton Family History

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Smeaton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places, notably Smeaton near Edinburgh, Great, Little, and Kirk Smeaton in North Yorkshire, or Smeeton in Leicestershire, all named with Old English Smiðatun ‘settlement (Old English tun) of the smiths’.

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

Similar surnames: Seaton, Melton, Shenton, Shelton, Wheaton, Merton, Leaton, Heaton

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Smeaton Family Origin

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Smeaton Family Occupations

What did your Smeaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Smeaton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Smeaton's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smeaton. A less common occupation for the Smeaton family was Farmar.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Engineer

  • Farmar


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Smeaton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Smeaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smeaton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Smeaton. 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 Smeaton. For the veterans among your Smeaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smeaton Life Expectancy

What is the average Smeaton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Smeaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Smeaton in 1963 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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