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Schmalz Family History

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

51,480 Historical Documents with Schmalz on Ancestry.com
18,718 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,175 Military Records
2,766 Immigration Records
7,012 Census and Voter Lists
17,809 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schmalz Families

  • Number of Schmalz families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schmalz families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Schmalz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schmalz census records

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Schmalz Family Origin

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Schmalz Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schmalz

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Schmalz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schmalz census records

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Schmalz Civil War Service Records

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