Schmelz Family History

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Schmelz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schmeltz.

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

Similar surnames: Schmalz, Schmeltz, Schulz, Schemel, Schmaltz, Schimel, Scherz

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Schmelz Family Origin

Where is the Schmelz family from?

Schmelz Family Occupations

What did your Schmelz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Baker and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmelz. A less common occupation for the Schmelz family was Cigar Manufacturer. The most common Schmelz occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 11% of Schmelz's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Baker

  • Brewer

  • Cigar Manufacturer


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

Schmelz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schmelz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmelz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmelz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schmelz. For the veterans among your Schmelz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmelz Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmelz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schmelz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schmelz in 1962 was 79, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmelz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmelz 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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