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Schmitzer Name Meaning

occupational name from the dialect word smitzen ‘to dye hides’. nickname for an impatient person, from Middle High German smitzen ‘to go fast’.

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


Similar surnames: Schmotzer, Schnitzer, Schmitter, Schwitzer, Schlitter, Schmelzer

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Where is the Schmitzer family from?

You can see how Schmitzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmitzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schmitzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Schmitzer families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Schmitzer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schmitzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmitzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schmitzer. 18% of Schmitzer men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Schmitzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schmitzer were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    36%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schmitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmitzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 762 immigration records available for the last name Schmitzer. 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 Cards

There are 907 military records available for the last name Schmitzer. For the veterans among your Schmitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmitzer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Schmitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schmitzer in 1945 was 33, and 83 in 2004.

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