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Schmid Name Meaning

South German: variant of Schmidt ‘blacksmith’. This form of the surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Czechia Hungary and some other European countries.

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

Similar surnames: Schmied, Schmit, Scheid, Schmitt, Schad, Schmith, Schmitz, Smid

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Where is the Schmid family from?

You can see how Schmid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmid family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmid families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Schmid families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Schmid's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schmid families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmid surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmid ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schmid. 34% of Schmid 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
  • Cultivateur
  • Fils De Cultivateur
  • Merchant
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Schmid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmid 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmid. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Schmid. For the veterans among your Schmid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmid lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schmid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schmid in 1942 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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