Schimmel Family History

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Schimmel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a man with gray or white hair, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schimel, a term used to denote both mildew and a white horse. Old High German forms are not found, and the semantic development is not entirely clear. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schimmel ‘mildew’, imposed by a non-Jewish government official. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Shimon (see Simon).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Schemmel, Schimmer, Himmel, Schindel, Shimmel, Schwimmer, Schimel

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Schimmel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schimmel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schimmel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schimmel Family Origin

Where is the Schimmel family from?

Schimmel Family Occupations

What did your Schimmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schimmel occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 100% of Schimmel's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schimmel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schimmel Historical Records

What Schimmel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Schimmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schimmel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schimmel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Schimmel. For the veterans among your Schimmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schimmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schimmel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schimmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schimmel in 1944 was 41, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schimmel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schimmel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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