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Schmidt Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

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


Similar surnames: Scheid, Scheidt, Schmeltz, Schott, Schlick, Schmuck, Schmoldt

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Schmidt Family Origin

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Schmidt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Shoemaker

    6%
  • Cooper

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Schmidt family was Cooper. The most common Schmidt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Schmidt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmidt.

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Schmidt Historical Records

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Schmidt Life Expectancy

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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