Schimmel Family History

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Schimmel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a man with gray or white hair, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schimel, a term used to denote both mildew and a white horse. Old High German forms are not found, and the semantic development is not entirely clear. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schimmel ‘mildew’, imposed by a non-Jewish government official. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Shimon (see Simon).

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


Similar surnames: Schemmel, Schimmer, Himmel, Schindel, Shimmel, Schwimmer, Schimel

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Schimmel Family Origin

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Schimmel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Janitor

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schimmel family was Janitor. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schimmel. The most common Schimmel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Schimmel's were Farmers.

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Schimmel Historical Records

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Schimmel Life Expectancy

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