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Origins of the Schmidt surname

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About the Schmidts

We have a total number of 22130 records for people with the last name Schmidt.

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Where do most Schmidts live?

In 1921, most Schmidts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Schmidts

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 5,740 records for the Schmidt surname. The oldest one dates back to 1573.

Who were Schmidts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Schmidt first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Anna
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Schmidts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Schmidts in 1921






Cook Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Schmidts in 1921
Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


General Farmers






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