Schmelzer Family History

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Schmelzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a smelter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German smelzen, German schmelzen ‘to smelt metal’.

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

Similar surnames: Schmelter, Scherzer, Schneller, Schmeltz, Scheler, Schoeller, Schmeer

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Schmelzer Family Origin

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Schmelzer Family Occupations

What did your Schmelzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schmelzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Schmelzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schmelzer family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmelzer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker


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

Schmelzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schmelzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmelzer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmelzer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Schmelzer. For the veterans among your Schmelzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmelzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmelzer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schmelzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schmelzer in 1954 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmelzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmelzer 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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