Smythe Family History

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Smythe Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a forge, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a one, from Middle English smithe, smythy ‘smithy’. variant of Smith.

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

Similar surnames: Smithey, Smithe, Smith, Wythe, Smither, Smyth, Sayne, Slate, Blythe

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Smythe Family Origin

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Smythe Family Occupations

What did your Smythe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smythe. 12% of Smythe men worked as a Salesman and 8% of Smythe women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smythe were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Teacher

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

Smythe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Smythe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smythe 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Smythe. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Smythe. For the veterans among your Smythe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smythe Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Smythe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Smythe in 1948 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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