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Smiles Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Small. English: possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a rabbit warren, from the plural of Middle English smyle ‘burrow’ (Old English smygels).

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

Similar surnames: Miles, Stiles, Sides, Sales, Smiley, Biles, Smales, Foiles, Smitley

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Where is the Smiles family from?

You can see how Smiles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smiles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smiles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Smiles family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Smiles's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Smiles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smiles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smiles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smiles. 33% of Smiles men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Smiles women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smiles were Miner and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Domestic
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Smiles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smiles 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Smiles. 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 Smiles. For the veterans among your Smiles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smiles lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Smiles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Smiles in 1956 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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