Schmalz Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Schmal, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schnall, Schall, Schmutz, Schalk, Schaal

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Schmalz Family Origin

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Schmalz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Shoe Maker

    7%
  • Taylor

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Shoe Maker and Taylor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmalz. The most common Schmalz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Schmalz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schmalz family was Carpenter.

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Schmalz Historical Records

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Schmalz Life Expectancy

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