Schmeltz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schmeltz family

The surname Schmeltz was first found in Pommerania, where the name Schmeltz contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Schmeltz family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs. The name Schmeltz is roughly equivalent to the English name "Small," probably having been given to someone who was short in stature.

Early History of the Schmeltz family

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Schmeltz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schmeling, Schmelling, Schmelink, Smeling and others.

Early Notables of the Schmeltz family (pre 1700)

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United States Schmeltz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schmeltz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Georg Schmeltz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Schmeltz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis A Schmeltz, who landed in New York, NY in 1838 [1]
  • Joseph Schmeltz, who arrived in New York in 1845 [1]
  • Paul Schmeltz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Christian Schmeltz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • George Schmeltz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865 [1]


  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)


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