The Smee Emigration Patterns

This is only intended to be a sample of the known data December 2008

The greatest number of Smee Surnames identified outside of the United Kingdom is in the United States of America where 1,093 individuals have been identified, however the majority of those are descendants of Germanic or Austro-Hungarian Emigrees where the original Family name has been anglicised to Smee, A detailed analysis of these Emigrees is planned but is not yet available. The Smee individuals in the US who claim a British ancestry arrived via Canada, some arrived from Ireland during the "potato blight" years, but it is unclear how many were "native Irish" and how many were descendants of English Soldiers.

The other major targets of Immigration have been

  Individuals with Smee Surname Trees Notes
Australia 612 21 See for list of Patriarchs
Some families moved between Aus and NZ
Canada 114 15 The number of Individuals is increased by Border crossings with the USA
South Africa 36 5 The number of Individuals is increased by men serving in the Boer War
New Zealand 35 6 See for list of Patriarchs
Some families moved between Aus and NZ

Credits :

Without the hard work, patience and assistance of the following this page would not be possible

Dr Craig James Smee - A fantastic Research project in the 1970's has resulted in a better understanding of the Australian migrations in the 19th and 20th Century

And the following who have assisted me with their own Branches or research

Dale Majurey -David Brown - Diane Neighbour - EllieTee - Ellie Smee - Jenny Fawcett - Judi Smith - Kate Hart - Kath Olsson - Kirsten Hawkes - Mary Harvie

If I have missed you out please let me know?