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Schmeltz Name Meaning

German (Bavaria Franconia Hesse): occupational name for a smelter from Middle High German smelzen ‘to smelt metal’. German: habitational name from Schmelz in the Saarland or Schmöltz in Bavaria. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a smelter from German Schmelze ‘smelting’ (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Schuetz, Schertz, Schmalz, Schultz, Schmelzer, Schmelter, Schmutz

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Where is the Schmeltz family from?

You can see how Schmeltz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmeltz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmeltz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Schmeltz families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Schmeltz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schmeltz families in 1911.
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What did your Schmeltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schmeltz. 100% of Schmeltz men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schmeltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmeltz 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Schmeltz. 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 Cards

There are 468 military records available for the last name Schmeltz. For the veterans among your Schmeltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmeltz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schmeltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Schmeltz in 1943 was 28, and 82 in 2004.

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