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Smither Family History

Smither Name Meaning

English (Surrey): occupational name from Middle English smith(i)ere smeth(i)ere ‘blacksmith’ a derivative of Middle English smithen smethen ‘to make (something) in metal to forge’. Compare Smith .

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


Similar surnames: Smithey, Gaither, Smith, Smythe, Seither, Smithe, Stitcher, Bither

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Where is the Smither family from?

You can see how Smither families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smither family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smither families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Smither families living in Kentucky. This was about 42% of all the recorded Smither's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Smither families in 1840.
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What did your Smither ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Smither. 25% of Smither men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Smither women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smither were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Smither. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smither 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Smither. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Smither. For the veterans among your Smither ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smither lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Smither life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Smither in 1948 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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