Smelser Family History

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Smelser Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schmelzer.

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


Similar surnames: Smelcer, Selser, Helser, Smetzer, Meller, Stetser, Selter, Smyser

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Smelser Family Origin

Where is the Smelser family from?

Smelser Family Occupations

What did your Smelser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smelser. The most common Smelser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Smelser's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Smelser family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Smelser Historical Records

What Smelser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smelser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smelser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Smelser

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Smelser. 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 Smelser. For the veterans among your Smelser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smelser Life Expectancy

What is the average Smelser lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Smelser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Smelser in 1942 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smelser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smelser 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.

Famous Smelser Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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