Smetana Family History

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Smetana Name Meaning

Czech and Jewish (from Ukraine): from Czech and Ukrainian smetana ‘cream’, a nickname, perhaps ironic, for a ‘delicious’ person or for someone who liked cream, or a metonymic occupational name for a trader in dairy products.

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


Similar surnames: Smietana, Smetak, Stang, Smutny, Shean, Smaha, Sultana, Stano

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Smetana Family Origin

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Smetana Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Shoemaker

    25%

In 1880, the most common Smetana occupation in the USA was Tailor. 50% of Smetana's were Tailors. Tailor and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Smetana. A less common occupation for the Smetana family was Shoemaker.

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Smetana Historical Records

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Smetana Life Expectancy

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