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Schmith Family History

Schmith Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Schmidt.

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

Similar surnames: Schmitt, Schmitz, Schmit, Schmied, Schmid, Schmits, Schlitt, Schiek

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Where is the Schmith family from?

You can see how Schmith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmith families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Schmith families living in Manitoba. This was about 30% of all the recorded Schmith's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Schmith families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schmith. 60% of Schmith 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
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmith 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmith. 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 964 military records available for the last name Schmith. For the veterans among your Schmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmith lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Schmith in 1962 was 76, and 18 in 2004.

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