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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 Ameri ca. 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 came to Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683 and 1709

Schmidt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Arnd Schmidt emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709
  • Zacharias Schmidt, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Ulrich Schmidt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Valentin Schmidt, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Anna Maria Schmidt, who came to 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, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Anthony Schmidt, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Anna Eliz Schmidt, aged 42, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Anna Cathar Schmidt, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Philip Peter Schmidt, who landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • ... (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, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • August L Schmidt, who arrived in America in 1907

Schmidt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Adam Schmidt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Heinrich Schmidt arrived in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Jacob Schmidt U.E., (Smith) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]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 [1]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, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • August Schmidt, aged 30, 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, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Anna Schmidt, aged 28, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Regina Schmidt, aged 25, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Schmidt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • August Schmidt arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]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, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
  • Frederich Schmidt, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

Schmidt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Schmidt, aged 58, a painter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Sarah Schmidt, aged 24, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mary Schmidt, aged 22, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Martha Schmidt, aged 20, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • John Schmidt 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)



  • Gregory P. Schmidt (1947-2016), American politician, Secretary of the Senate, California
  • William T. Schmidt, American Republican politician, Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1962; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964
  • William C. Schmidt, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1898
  • William A. Schmidt, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964
  • William A. Schmidt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1956; Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 33rd District, 1962
  • William A. Schmidt (b. 1902), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 6th District, 1949-56
  • William A. Schmidt, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1904, 1906
  • William Schmidt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • William Schmidt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • Wayne A. Schmidt, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 104th District; Elected 2012
  • ... (Another 137 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

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

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 11:45.

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