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Schmidtke Early Origins



The surname Schmidtke 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.

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Schmidtke Spelling Variations


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Schmidtke Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Schmidtke include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.

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Schmidtke Early History


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Schmidtke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmidtke research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1564, 1618, 1630, 1648, 1708, 1752, 1764, 1766, 1768, 1787, 1815, 1817, 1837, 1838, 1849, 1853, 1854, 1875, 1876, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Schmidtke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schmidtke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmidtke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schmidtke 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...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schmidtke 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



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Schmidtkes to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Schmidtke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louise Schmidtke, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Fichtkathen, Germany, in 1893
  • Edward Schmidtke, who arrived in New York in 1894
  • Emelia Schmidtke, who settled in New York in 1894
  • Emma Schmidtke, who came to New York in 1894
  • Friederike Schmidtke, who came to New York in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmidtke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wladislaus Schmidtke, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Friedrich Schmidtke, aged 29, who settled in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1909
  • Paul Schmidtke, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1911
  • Erwin Schmidtke, aged 22, who landed in America from Kiel, Germany, in 1913
  • Emil Schmidtke, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Achterberg, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmidtke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmidtke (post 1700)



  • Clark Schmidtke Sr., American politician, Independent Candidate for South Dakota State Senate 8th District, 2010
  • Ned Schmidtke (b. 1942), American film and television actor
  • Fredy Schmidtke (b. 1961), West German gold medalist track cyclist at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Schmidtke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmidtke 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 19 October 2015 at 09:21.

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