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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


Similar surnames: Schuetz, Schertz, Schmalz, Schultz, Schmelzer, Schmelter, Schmutz

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Where is the Schmeltz family from?

You can see how Schmeltz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmeltz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmeltz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Schmeltz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Schmeltz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schmeltz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmeltz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmeltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schmeltz. 33% of Schmeltz men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Schmeltz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schmeltz were Operator and Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schmeltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmeltz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 358 immigration records available for the last name Schmeltz. 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 Cards

There are 468 military records available for the last name Schmeltz. For the veterans among your Schmeltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmeltz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schmeltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Schmeltz in 1943 was 28, and 82 in 2004.

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