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Schmitz Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): variant or patronymic form of Schmidt.

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


Similar surnames: Schmith, Schmit, Schmitt, Schmied, Schnitz, Schiltz, Schmid, Schilz

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Where is the Schmitz family from?

You can see how Schmitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmitz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Schmitz families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 86% of all the recorded Schmitz's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schmitz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schmitz. 76% of Schmitz 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
    76%
  • Farmers Son
    11%
  • Marchande
    7%
  • Blacksmith
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Schmitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmitz 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmitz. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Schmitz. For the veterans among your Schmitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmitz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schmitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schmitz in 1952 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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