Schmick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Schmick family
The surname Schmick was first found in the northern provinces that were later to make up Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Early History of the Schmick family
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Schmick 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 Schmick include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.
Early Notables of the Schmick family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Schmick during this time period were Bernhard Schmidt (1630-1708), known as "Father Smith", who was a famous organ builder; Georg Philipp Schmidt (1766-1849), known as "Schmidt from Luebeck", who was a physician and Romantic poet; Friederich Wilhelm Schmidt (1764-1838), who was a Prussian pastor and poet; Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), Roman Catholic priest and writer of...
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Schmick migration to the United States +
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Schmick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Nicolaes Schmick, who arrived in New York in 1709 
- Job Caspar Schmick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 
- John Jacob Schmick, who landed in New York, NY in 1751 
- Johann Peter Schmick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- John Jacob Schmick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 
Schmick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adam Schmick, who arrived in Kansas in 1888-1900 
- John A Schmick, who arrived in Pacific Northwest in 1888 
- Henry Schmick, who landed in Pacific Northwest in 1899 
Schmick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Peter Schmick, who landed in Kansas in 1900 
- Conrad M Schmick, who landed in Pacific Northwest in 1902 
- Martin Schmick, who landed in Pacific Northwest in 1902 
Schmick migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schmick Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- George M Schmick, who arrived in Canada in 1909
- Jacob G Schmick, who arrived in Canada in 1912-1919
Contemporary Notables of the name Schmick (post 1700) +
- Wilson E. Schmick, American Republican politician, Candidate for burgess of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1906 
- Theodore Schmick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1940 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html