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Origins of the Smart surname

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About the Smarts

We have a total number of 153264 records for people with the last name Smart.

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Alternative variations of the name Smart

Smart, Smarte, Smarts, Smarth, Smert

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Where do most Smarts live?

In 1921, most Smarts lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Smarts

How common is your surname?

311th most common surname in the UK

We have 134,000 records for the Smart surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Smarts most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Smart first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Smarts

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

Common Female occupations for Smarts in 1921
Dressmaker

644

Laundress

372

Domestic Servant

350

General Servant Domestic

278

House Servant

262

Common Male occupations for Smarts in 1921
Coal Miner

677

Agricultural Labourer

655

General Labourer

487

Farm Labourer

362

Carpenter

321

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