Smits

Smits

Family name
meaning=variant of Smit, which derives from the Dutch word for metal worker
region=the Netherlands
language=Dutch
related names=Smit (by origin)
Smith (by meaning)

Smits is a Dutch surname that is considered a variant of the more common Smit surname.Citation: Meertens Institute: Smit.]

Frequency of occurrence in general populations

Information for surname frequency in the Netherlands is limited by the end of comprehensive census taking in 1971. [Citation: Life Courses in Context. Project Plan.] The most recent readily available information is based on the 1947 census, for which both raw census data and surname frequency data have been made available to the general public. In 1947 there were 15,151 recorded people with the surname Smits, [Citation: Meertens Institute: Smits.] while the general census provides a figure of 9,519,000 as the 1947 population. [Citation: Dutch Census Digitization 1795-1971 Project.] Working with this data the frequency of the Smits surname in the Netherlands in 1947 can be calculated to be ~0.159% or ~1,590 of every 1,000,000 people, [(15,151/9,519,000)*100%; 1% = 1,000 occurrence per 1,000,000 people.] which is ½ the frequency of the surname Smit, of which Smits is a variant. [Smit frequency was 0.313% in 1947; see Smit for calculation.]

Notable people sharing the Smits surname

Listed here are people who share the 'Smits' surname, organized by birth year, to assist in assembling a view of the geographic distribution of this surname over time. Modern country names are used below rather than historical names. First letter country abbreviations are used when runs of a particular country's nationals appear.

;Born after 1700
* Duchy of Guelders (now a part of Germany bordering on the Netherlands) (1704–1770) William Smits

;Born after 1900
* Latvia (living) Yanis Smits

;Born after 1950
* United States (born 1955) Jimmy Smits [Jimmy 1955: father was Surinamese of Dutch descent, while mother was Puerto Rican]
* Netherlands (born 1956) Hans Smits
* Canada (born 1958) Sonja Smits
* Netherlands (born 1966) Rik Smits [Rik 1966: emigrated to the United States]
* N. (born 1967)2 Anita Smits, Jan M. Smits
* N. (born 1972)2 Bart Smits, Jeroen Smits
* Australia (born 1986) Tim Smits

Notes

References


* cite web |url= http://www.volkstellingen.nl/nl/volkstelling/imageview/VT1947A1H2/
title= Hoofdstuk II. het totale bevolkingscijfer |pages= page 13 |accessdate=2008-03-15
format= Scanned page image |work= Dutch Censuses 1795-1971 |language= Dutch
author= Dutch Census Digitization 1795-1971 Project
publisher= Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (through DANS Institute and in collaboration with NWO)

* cite web |url= http://www.lifecoursesincontext.nl/plan_long.html#census
title= Life Courses in Context. Project Plan. Section B: Census data |accessdate=2008-03-15
date= 2007-06-28 |publisher= International Institute of Social History

* cite web |url= http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfd/detail_naam.php?naam=Smit
title= Smit |accessdate=2008-03-15 |work= Nederlandse Familienamen Databank
language= Dutch |publisher= Meertens Institute |author= Meertens Institute

* cite web |url= http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfd/detail_naam.php?naam=Smits
title= Smits |accessdate=2008-03-15 |work= Nederlandse Familienamen Databank
language= Dutch |publisher= Meertens Institute |author= Meertens Institute

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