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Smoke Family History

Smoke Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): variant of Smock . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain. Americanized form of German Schmuck .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Snoke, Moke, Swope, Smoak, Stocke, Coke, Croke, Stowe, Slote, Shoe

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Where is the Smoke family from?

You can see how Smoke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Smoke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Smoke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Smoke families living in South Carolina. This was about 60% of all the recorded Smoke's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Smoke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Smoke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Smoke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Smoke. 31% of Smoke men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Smoke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smoke were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Smoke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smoke 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Smoke. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Smoke. For the veterans among your Smoke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Smoke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Smoke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Smoke in 1951 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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