Smithey Family History

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Smithey Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a smithy, from Middle English smithe, smythy ‘smithy’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Smitha in Devon. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for the smith himself.

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


Similar surnames: Smither, Smythe, Smitley, Smitha, Smith, Withey, Seither, Mitter

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Smithey Family Origin

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Smithey Family Occupations

What did your Smithey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smithey. 25% of Smithey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Smithey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smithey were Truck Driver and Beauty Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Looper
    9%
  • Beauty Operator
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Smithey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Smithey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smithey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 170 immigration records available for the last name Smithey. 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 Smithey. For the veterans among your Smithey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smithey Life Expectancy

What is the average Smithey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Smithey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Smithey in 1943 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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