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The Schmecke surname is derived from the Upper German word "Schmecke," meaning "taste" or "flavor." As such, the name is thought to have come from a nickname for a gourmet.

Schmecke Early Origins



The surname Schmecke was first found in Hessen, where a Conrad Smecke was on record in Grünberg in 1311. There was also early reference to a bearer of Smekker, in Iglau, a city in the Czech Republic, in 1415.

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Schmecke Spelling Variations


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Schmecke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schmecke, Schmecker, Schmeckerl, Smecke and others.

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Schmecke Early History


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Schmecke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmecke research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schmecke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schmecke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmecke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludwig Schmecke, a Hessian soldier, on record in North America in 1776; Henrich Schmecking, a Hessian soldier, on record in North America in 1777; Jakob Schmeck, a Hessian soldier, on record in America in 1781.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Schmecke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmecke 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 24 April 2013 at 08:18.

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