Smeltz Family History

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Smeltz Name Meaning

Respelling of German or Jewish Schmeltz.

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


Similar surnames: Smaltz, Smeltzer, Schmeltz, Steltz, Saltz, Peltz, Meltz, Smutz, Maltz

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Smeltz Family Origin

Where is the Smeltz family from?

Smeltz Family Occupations

What did your Smeltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Smeltz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Smeltz's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smeltz. A less common occupation for the Smeltz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Smeltz Historical Records

What Smeltz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smeltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smeltz 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 Smeltz

Passenger List

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

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Smeltz Life Expectancy

What is the average Smeltz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Smeltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Smeltz in 1956 was 58, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smeltz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smeltz 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 Smeltz Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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