Schmitt Family History

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Schmitt Name Meaning

South German: variant spelling of Schmidt.

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

Similar surnames: Schmith, Schmit, Schmitz, Schlitt, Schmid, Schrott, Schmied, Schaich

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Schmitt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schmitt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schmitt. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Schmitt Family Origin

Where is the Schmitt family from?

Schmitt Family Occupations

What did your Schmitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schmitt occupation in the UK was Baker. 17% of Schmitt's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Schmitt family was Cheesemonger Employing 1 Man. Baker, Hairdresser and Baker Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmitt.

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  • Baker

  • Hairdresser

  • Baker Master

  • Cheesemonger Employing 1 Man


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

Schmitt Historical Records

What Schmitt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Schmitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmitt 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmitt. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Schmitt. For the veterans among your Schmitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmitt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schmitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schmitt in 1940 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmitt 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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