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SCHMIDT - Name Meaning & Origin


SCHMIDT Surname Meaning & Origin:

The surname Schmidt is an occupational surname for "blacksmith" or "metalworker," from the German word schmied. Schmidt is the German equivalent of the English surname SMITH.

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Common German Surnames & Their Meanings
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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