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Schmitt Name Meaning

South German: variant spelling of Schmidt.

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


Similar surnames: Schmith, Schmit, Schmitz, Schlitt, Schmid, Schrott, Schmied, Schaich

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Where is the Schmitt family from?

You can see how Schmitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmitt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 107 Schmitt families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Schmitt's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schmitt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schmitt. 74% of Schmitt men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Schmitt women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schmitt were Labourer and Son.

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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
    74%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Journalier
    5%
  • Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Son
    29%
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Census Records

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Schmitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmitt 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmitt. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Schmitt. For the veterans among your Schmitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmitt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schmitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schmitt in 1940 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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