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Origins of the Small surname

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About the Smalls

We have a total number of 94223 records for people with the last name Small.

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Where do most Smalls live?

In 1921, most Smalls lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Smalls

How common is your surname?

580th most common surname in the UK

We have 75,000 records for the Small surname. The oldest one dates back to 1194.

Who were Smalls most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Smalls.

What are the most common Small first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Small family members

Common jobs for Smalls

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Smalls in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Smalls in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Coal Miner




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