Smet Family History

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Smet Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a smith, Middle Dutch smet, smit.

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

Similar surnames: Smit, Peet, Smee, Sant, Samet, Zimet, Voet, Sult, Metz, Meth

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Smet Family Origin

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Smet Family Occupations

What did your Smet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Drayman and Plasterer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Smet. The most common Smet occupation in the USA was Drayman. 50% of Smet's were Draymans.

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  • Drayman

  • Plasterer


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

Smet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Smet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smet 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Smet. 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 943 military records available for the last name Smet. For the veterans among your Smet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smet Life Expectancy

What is the average Smet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Smet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Smet in 1962 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smet 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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