Smyrl Family History

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Smyrl Name Meaning

Probably a Slavic or Americanized form of German Schmirl: from Middle High German smerl ‘gudgeon’ (a small freshwater fish), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a seller of these fish. The gudgeon was considered gullible, so it may be a nickname for a gullible person. metonymic occupational name for a falconer, from Middle High German smire ‘falcon’.

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


Similar surnames: Smirl, Sperl, Smull, Shorb, Pearl, Savel, Serr, Soll, Small, Smock

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Smyrl Family Origin

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Smyrl Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Smyrl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Smyrl's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerks In Store and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Smyrl. A less common occupation for the Smyrl family was Commision Merchant.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Clerks In Store

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Commision Merchant

    7%

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Smyrl Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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

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Smyrl Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Smyrl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Smyrl in 1963 was 73, and 54 in 2004.

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