Schmeltz Family History

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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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Schmeltz Family Origin

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Schmeltz Family Occupations

What did your Schmeltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schmeltz.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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

Schmeltz Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schmeltz Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmeltz

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