Schmelter Family History

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Schmelter Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a smelter, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German smelten ‘to smelt metal’.

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

Similar surnames: Schmelzer, Schmeltz, Schetter, Scheler, Schmeer, Schoeller, Schlueter

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Schmelter Family Origin

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Schmelter Family Occupations

What did your Schmelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schmelter family was Book Keeper. The most common Schmelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Schmelter's were Farmers. Farmer, ... Mfr and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmelter.

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  • Farmer

  • ... Mfr

  • Blacksmith

  • Book Keeper


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

Schmelter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schmelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmelter 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 379 immigration records available for the last name Schmelter. 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 487 military records available for the last name Schmelter. For the veterans among your Schmelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmelter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schmelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Schmelter in 1963 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmelter 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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