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Smither Family History

Smither Surname 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 2nd edition, 2022

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 1891 there were 119 Smither families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Smither's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Smither families in 1891.
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What did your Smither ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chauffeur and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Smither. 18% of Smither men worked as a Chauffeur and 74% of Smither women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smither were Wood Machinist and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • Chauffeur
  • Decorator
  • Carpenter
  • Wood Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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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 Australia, 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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