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Schmeltz Family History

Schmeltz Name Meaning
German (Bavaria, Franconia, Hesse): occupational name for a smelter, from Middle High German smelzen ‘to smelt metal’.German: habitational name from Schmelz in the Saarland or Schmöltz in Bavaria.Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a smelter, from German Schmelze ‘smelting’ (see 1 above).

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

17,116 Historical Documents with Schmeltz on Ancestry.com
5,186 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
433 Military Records
337 Immigration Records
3,216 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Schmeltz Families

  • Number of Schmeltz families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Schmeltz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schmeltz census records

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Schmeltz Family Origin

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Schmeltz Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schmeltz

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Schmeltz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schmeltz census records

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Schmeltz Civil War Service Records

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