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Multiple Origins for the Surname Schmidt


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Schmidt Early Origins



The surname Schmidt was first found in the northern provinces that were later to make up Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.

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Schmidt Spelling Variations


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Schmidt Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schmidt include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.

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Schmidt Early History


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Schmidt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmidt research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1564, 1618, 1630, 1648, 1708, 1752, 1764, 1766, 1768, 1787, 1815, 1817, 1837, 1838, 1849, 1853, 1854, 1875, 1876, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Schmidt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schmidt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmidt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schmidt during this time period were Bernhard Schmidt (1630-1708), known as "Father Smith", who was a famous organ builder; Georg Philipp Schmidt (1766-1849), known as "Schmidt from Luebeck", who was a physician and Romantic poet; Friederich Wilhelm Schmidt (1764-1838), who was a Prussian pastor and...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schmidt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schmidt or a variant listed above:

Schmidt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johannes Schmidt, who setted in Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683 and 1709

Schmidt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Arnd Schmidt, who emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709
  • Zacharias Schmidt, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ulrich Schmidt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Valentin Schmidt, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Maria Schmidt, who setted in New York State in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmidt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Schmidt, aged 3, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anthony Schmidt, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Eliz Schmidt, aged 42, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anna Cathar Schmidt, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Philip Peter Schmidt, who landed in New York, NY in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmidt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Schmidt, aged 3, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • August L Schmidt, who arrived in America in 1907 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Schmidt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Adam Schmidt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Heinrich Schmidt, who arrived in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Jacob Schmidt U.E., (Smith) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private. Jacob Schmidt Sr., U.E. (b. 1739) born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Glanford [Hamilton], Northumberland County, Ontario c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers, married to Elizabeth Lewis, he died in 1821 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Schmidt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • W G Schmidt, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Apolina Schmidt, aged 26, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • August Schmidt, aged 30, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • A Schmidt, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Abraham Schmidt, who landed in Manitoba in 1879

Schmidt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Adolf Schmidt, aged 27, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Anna Schmidt, aged 28, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Regina Schmidt, aged 25, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Schmidt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • August Schmidt, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Franz Schmidt, aged 49, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  • Frederich Schmidt, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm

Schmidt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Schmidt, aged 58, a painter, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Sarah Schmidt, aged 24, a sempstress, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mary Schmidt, aged 22, a sempstress, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Martha Schmidt, aged 20, a sempstress, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • John Schmidt, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmidt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmidt (post 1700)



  • Howard Anthony Schmidt (1949-2017), American security expert, Cyber Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration (2009-2012)
  • Gregory P. Schmidt (1947-2016), American politician, Secretary of the Senate, California
  • Eric Schmidt (1955-2011), American executive chairman, former CEO, of Google and 136th-richest person in the world in 2011
  • Brian Schmidt (b. 1967), American-born, Australian astrophysicist and Nobel laureate
  • Boss Schmidt (1880-1932), American major league catcher
  • Chief Gunner's Mate Oscar Schmidt Jr. (1896-1973), United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Brian P. Schmidt (b. 1967), American astrophysicist and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Major General Harry Schmidt (1886-1968), American sailor awarded the Navy Cross in 1918 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Harry Schmidt. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Harry Schmidt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Schmidt_%28USMC%29
  • Mike Schmidt (b. 1949), American baseball player
  • Adolph Schmidt (b. 1904), U.S. Ambassador to Canada 1969-74
  • ... (Another 139 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Schmidt Historic Events


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Schmidt Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Alan Hartley Schmidt (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Hilton Park, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. August Schmidt (d. 1912), aged 26, American Second Class passenger from Newark, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Suggested Readings for the name Schmidt


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Suggested Readings for the name Schmidt



  • Descendants of John Schmidt and Magdalena Kopfenstein by Bertha Louise Schmidt Krause.
  • Johan Schmidt and Six Generations of his Descendants, 1850 to 1987 by Damon Purinton.
  • Sixteen Maryland Families by Richard Gary Schmidt.

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Schmidt Family Crest Products


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  5. ^ Harry Schmidt. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Harry Schmidt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Schmidt_%28USMC%29
  6. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Schmidt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmidt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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