Schmid Family History

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Schmid Name Meaning

South German: variant of Schmidt.

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

Similar surnames: Schmied, Schmit, Scheid, Schmitt, Schad, Schmith, Schmitz, Smid

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Schmid Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schmid name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schmid. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Schmid Family Origin

Where is the Schmid family from?

Schmid Family Occupations

What did your Schmid ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schmid family was Baker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmid. The most common Schmid occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Schmid's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Baker


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

Schmid Historical Records

What Schmid family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Schmid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmid 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmid. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Schmid. For the veterans among your Schmid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmid Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmid lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schmid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schmid in 1942 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmid

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmid 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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