Schmehl Family History

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Schmehl Name Meaning

from a Sorbian personal name based on smel ‘bold’. perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, related to Schmel, a kind of fish.

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


Similar surnames: Schmuhl, Schley, Schenk, Schmoll, Schmeer, Schmeck, Schuh, Schmeltz

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Schmehl Family Origin

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Schmehl Family Occupations

What did your Schmehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Servant and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schmehl. The most common Schmehl occupation in Canada was Servant. 67% of Schmehl's were Servants.

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  • Servant

    67%
  • Farmer

    33%

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Schmehl Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schmehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmehl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schmehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Schmehl in 1953 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmehl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmehl 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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