Smit Family History

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Smit Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Smet. Americanized form of German Schmidt. Slovenian (Šmit): variant spelling of German Schmidt.

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


Similar surnames: Smid, Smidt, Fait, Smet, Smink, Foit, Mis, Samis, Sant, Sim

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Smit Family Origin

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Smit Family Occupations

What did your Smit ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Smit occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Smit's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Smit family was Laborer. Farmer, Pawn Broker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smit.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Pawn Broker

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Smit Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Smit Life Expectancy

What is the average Smit lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Smit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Smit in 1945 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smit

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smit 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 Smit Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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