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The surname Schmalz 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).

Schmalz Early Origins



The surname Schmalz 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 Schmalz 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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Schmalz Spelling Variations


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Schmalz Spelling Variations



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

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Schmalz Early History


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Schmalz Early History



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

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Schmalz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmalz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schmalz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H J Schmalz, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Valentine Schmalz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Frederick Schmalz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874
  • Ludwig Schmalz, aged 54, landed in New York, NY in 1889
  • Marianne Schmalz, aged 53, landed in New York, NY in 1889
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmalz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adolph Schmalz, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901
  • Gabriel Schmalz, who landed in Arkansas in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmalz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmalz (post 1700)



  • Wilhelm Schmalz (1901-1983), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Herbert Gustave Schmalz (1856-1935), birth name of John Wilson Carmichael, an English Pre-Raffaelite painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schmalz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmalz 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 1 December 2016 at 14:33.

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