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Schmidt Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

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


Similar surnames: Scheid, Scheidt, Schmeltz, Schott, Schlick, Schmuck, Schmoldt

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Schmidt Family Origin

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Schmidt Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    5%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Pork Butcher

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%

In 1881, Cabinet Maker, Baker and Pork Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmidt. The most common Schmidt occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 5% of Schmidt's were Cabinet Makers. A less common occupation for the Schmidt family was Tailor.

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Schmidt Historical Records

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Schmidt Life Expectancy

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