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


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

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Schmeltz Family Origin

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Schmeltz Family Occupations

What did your Schmeltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmeltz. A less common occupation for the Schmeltz family was Cigar Maker. The most common Schmeltz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Schmeltz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%

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

Schmeltz Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Schmeltz ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Schmeltz Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmeltz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, 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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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmeltz 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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