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Origin and popularity of the name SCHMIDT

Origin

Schmidt : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe notably in Denmark France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine also Nord) the Netherlands Hungary and Poland. It is also found in Slovakia Czechia Croatia and Slovenia where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see below). In part Schmidt is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar).2: Germanized form of Czech Šmíd and Šmít Slovenian Croatian and Slovak Šmid or Šmit surnames of German origin (see above and Smid 2 and Smit 3).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 482,479 individuals with the name SCHMIDT on Geneanet.

 

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    Variants of name SCHMIDT

    SCHMITT SCHMID SCHMIT SCHMIED SCHMITTE