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Schmutz Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz. South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.

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

Similar surnames: Schuetz, Schutz, Schmuck, Schatz, Schantz, Schertz, Schmeltz, Schultz

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Where is the Schmutz family from?

You can see how Schmutz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmutz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmutz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Schmutz families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Schmutz's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schmutz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmutz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schmutz. 26% of Schmutz men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Schmutz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schmutz were Farming and Packer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Typist
  • Clerk
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schmutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmutz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmutz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schmutz. For the veterans among your Schmutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmutz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schmutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schmutz in 1958 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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