Schmechel Family History

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Schmechel Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname for a small person, related to Old High German smahi ‘small’, ‘negligible’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Schmeichel, Schleicher, Schacher, Schenkel, Schlegel, Schlecht

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Schmechel Family Origin

Where is the Schmechel family from?

Schmechel Family Occupations

What did your Schmechel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schmechel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Schmechel's were Farmers. Farmer, Dairyman and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmechel. A less common occupation for the Schmechel family was Washing.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Dairyman

    14%
  • Retired Farmer

    14%
  • Washing

    14%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schmechel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schmechel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schmechel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmechel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schmechel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schmechel. For the veterans among your Schmechel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmechel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmechel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Schmechel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schmechel in 1960 was 62, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmechel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmechel 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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