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The surname Schmeltzer is a Westphalian-German nickname. Such surnames were very common in Westphalia. They were adapted from traditional eke-names, or added names, that described physical characteristics of their bearers. Schmeltzer is a hereditary surname for a person who was either wild or clamorous. The name was originally derived from the German word "schel," which means "noisy" or "loud."

Schmeltzer Early Origins



The surname Schmeltzer was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation. As early as 1526 they had their seat at the manor Schellenberg near Essen.

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Schmeltzer Spelling Variations


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Schmeltzer Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schmeltzer include Schell, Schelle, Schelling, Scheller and others.

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Schmeltzer Early History


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Schmeltzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmeltzer research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1774, 1562, 1620, 1680, 1648, 1701, 1775, 1854, 1808, 1763 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Schmeltzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schmeltzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmeltzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Schmeltzer were Johann Heinrich Schmelzer ( ca. 1620-1680), an Austrian composer and violinist ;Johann Schelle (1648-1701), a German Baroque composer; Friedrich Wilhelm von Schelling (1775-1854, ennobled in...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schmeltzer 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



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Schmeltzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johanes Schmeltzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Wendel Schmeltzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Adam Schmeltzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Peter Schmeltzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Andreas Schmeltzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmeltzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Schmeltzer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836

Schmeltzer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Apollonia Schmeltzer, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Barbara Schmeltzer, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmeltzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmeltzer (post 1700)



  • Lazar Lipa Schmeltzer (b. 1978), American Hasidic singer and composer, nicknamed "the Jewish Elvis"

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schmeltzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmeltzer 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 22 March 2016 at 21:41.

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