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Smelcer Name Meaning

Slavic spelling of German Schmelzer.

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


Similar surnames: Melcer, Selcer, Smelser, Sulcer, Mencer, Selzer, Sheler, Seeger

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Where is the Smelcer family from?

You can see how Smelcer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smelcer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smelcer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Smelcer families living in Arkansas. This was about 40% of all the recorded Smelcer's in the USA. Arkansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Smelcer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smelcer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smelcer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smelcer. 31% of Smelcer men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Smelcer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smelcer were Truck Driver and Machine Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Housework
    27%
  • House Keeper
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
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What Smelcer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Smelcer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smelcer 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 60 immigration records available for the last name Smelcer. 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 465 military records available for the last name Smelcer. For the veterans among your Smelcer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smelcer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Smelcer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Smelcer in 1951 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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