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Schmit Family History

Schmit Name Meaning

Variant of German Schmidt or Dutch Smit.

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

Similar surnames: Schmid, Schmith, Schmitz, Schmitt, Schmidt, Schmits, Smit, Schmied

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Where is the Schmit family from?

You can see how Schmit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmit families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Schmit families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Schmit's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schmit families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmit ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schmit. 78% of Schmit 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
  • Labourer
  • Agent
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Schmit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmit 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmit. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Schmit. For the veterans among your Schmit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmit lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schmit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schmit in 1946 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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