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Schmidt Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

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

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Schmidt Family Origin

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Schmidt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    3%

In 1880, the most common Schmidt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Schmidt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schmidt family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmidt.

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Schmidt Historical Records

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Schmidt Life Expectancy

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Famous Schmidt Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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