Schmeling Family History

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Schmeling Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German smal ‘narrow’, ‘slight’, ‘thin’.

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

Similar surnames: Schilling, Schmaling, Schimming, Schelling, Schmelter, Schlink

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Schmeling Family Origin

Where is the Schmeling family from?

Schmeling Family Occupations

What did your Schmeling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schmeling family was Carter. The most common Schmeling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Schmeling's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmeling.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Carter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schmeling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schmeling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schmeling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmeling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 963 immigration records available for the last name Schmeling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Schmeling. For the veterans among your Schmeling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmeling Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmeling lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schmeling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schmeling in 1957 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmeling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmeling ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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