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Smidt Family History

Smidt Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Smet. Altered spelling of German Schmidt.

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


Similar surnames: Smid, Smit, Feidt, Sandt, Stile, Sundt, Swint, Heidt, Smet, Smoot

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Where is the Smidt family from?

You can see how Smidt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smidt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smidt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Smidt families living in Maryland. This was about 29% of all the recorded Smidt's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Smidt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smidt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smidt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Smidt. 35% of Smidt men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Smidt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smidt were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Smidt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smidt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Smidt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Smidt. For the veterans among your Smidt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smidt lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Smidt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Smidt in 1954 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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