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Schmidt Family History

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

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1,549,981 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
278,743 Military Records
270,994 Immigration Records
686,773 Census and Voter Lists
1,669,776 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schmidt Families

  • Number of Schmidt families
     1,557 - 3,112
     520 - 1,556
     1 - 519
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schmidt families
     204 - 405
     69 - 203
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Schmidt families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Schmidt Family Origin

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Schmidt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schmidt

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Schmidt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schmidt census records

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Schmidt Civil War Service Records

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