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Schmitt Name Meaning

South German: variant of Schmidt ‘blacksmith’. This form of the surname is also common in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine). Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Šmit Czech Šmít surnames of German origin (compare above see Smit ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Schmitt family from?

You can see how Schmitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmitt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 74 Schmitt families living in London. This was about 73% of all the recorded Schmitt's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Schmitt families in 1891.
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What did your Schmitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Schmitt. 28% of Schmitt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Cook
    19%
  • Incapacitated
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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