Schmeltzer Family History

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Schmeltzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schmelzer.

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

Similar surnames: Schmelzer, Schertzer, Schmelz, Schweizer, Schmeltz, Schweitzer

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Schmeltzer Family Origin

Where is the Schmeltzer family from?

Schmeltzer Family Occupations

What did your Schmeltzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmeltzer. A less common occupation for the Schmeltzer family was Carpenter. The most common Schmeltzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Schmeltzer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Schmeltzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schmeltzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmeltzer 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 508 immigration records available for the last name Schmeltzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schmeltzer. For the veterans among your Schmeltzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmeltzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmeltzer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schmeltzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Schmeltzer in 1959 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmeltzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmeltzer 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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