Schmalz Family History
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Schmalz Name Meaning
German and Austrian: from Middle High German smalz ‘tallow’, ‘grease’, ‘fat’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a chandler. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Schmalz or Yiddish shmalts ‘animal fat’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Schmal, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schnall, Schall, Schmutz, Schalk, Schaal