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On a sign, example - The Smiths
John, Jane & Mike
Does it need an apostophe The Smith's ???
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Hiya don't quite get the question but these should help:

Apostrophes, Apostrophes, (Apostrophes and its it's Another question on "it's")
The correct spelling would be “Smiths” as you are referring to 3 Smiths whose last name is Smith. You would only need an apostrophe if you are referring to ownership ie "The Smiths' car is red."
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Sample sentence. "When did you first have reason to believe that the Smiths' had been shot and killed?" Does it matter if Smiths' has the apostrophe or not?
Yes, it does matter. There should be no apostrophe.
fivejedjonYes, it does matter. There should be no apostrophe.
If the sign is on their home, then there could be an argument for Smith's as it would refer to their home.
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Anonymous fivejedjonYes, it does matter. There should be no apostrophe.
If the sign is on their home, then there could be an argument for Smith's as it would refer to their home.
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When did you first have reason to believe that the Smiths' had been shot and killed?

There is nothing there about a sign on anybody's home. No apostrophe.

CJ