Schmalz Family History

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Schmalz Name Meaning

German and Austrian: from Middle High German smalz ‘tallow’, ‘grease’, ‘fat’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a chandler. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Schmalz or Yiddish shmalts ‘animal fat’.

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

Similar surnames: Schmal, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schnall, Schall, Schmutz, Schalk, Schaal

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Schmalz Family Origin

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Schmalz Family Occupations

What did your Schmalz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schmalz. 27% of Schmalz men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Schmalz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schmalz were Architect and Presser

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Agent
  • Architect

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Presser

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

Schmalz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schmalz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmalz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmalz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Schmalz. For the veterans among your Schmalz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmalz Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmalz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schmalz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schmalz in 1952 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmalz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmalz 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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