Schmeltz Family History
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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