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The surname Schmal has a long and distinguished history in Germany, dating back to the Early Middle Ages. The name is derived from the German "schmal," meaning "narrow, small, slight," and is often used as an element in compound names, such as "Schmalbauch" (small belly), "Schmalhoffart" (small pride), and "Schmalfuss" (narrow foot).

Schmal Early Origins



The surname Schmal was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the surname is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Ecgeho dictus Smale, who was a resident of Hamburg in the year 1270. The Schmal family established its presence in Schleswig-Holstein in these formative days and quickly became prominent, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of the medieval culture of North Germany.

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Schmal Spelling Variations


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Schmal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schmal, Schmall, Schmahl, Schmahll, Small and many more.

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Schmal Early History


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Schmal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmal research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1748, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Schmal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schmal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schmal 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schmal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Schmal, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Lorentz Schmal, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Wentz Schmal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Schmal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Schmal, aged 26, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Wilhelm Schmal, aged 42, landed in America in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmal (post 1700)



  • Karl-Heinz Schmal (b. 1929), German sculptor
  • Oskar Schmal (b. 1904), German artist
  • olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=59625">Adolf Schmal (1872-1919), Austrian cyclist who won one gold and two bronze medals in the 1896 Olympic Games
  • John Schmal, Canadian alderman of the city of Calgary, Alberta

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    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. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Schmal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmal 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 April 2014 at 07:16.

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