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Schmit Early Origins



The surname Schmit 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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Schmit Spelling Variations


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Schmit Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schmit include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.

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Schmit Early History


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Schmit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schmit 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 Schmit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schmit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmit Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schmit 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 Schmit 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



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North Ameri ca. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schmit or a variant listed above:

Schmit Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Schmit, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Adam Schmit, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Esmist Schmit, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hans Jacob Schmit, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Hans Migel Schmit, who landed in New York in 1709
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Schmit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Schmit, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Ulrich Schmit, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Herm Heinr Schmit, who arrived in America in 1814-1820
  • Henry Schmit, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Charles Schmit, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmit Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emit Schmit, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904
  • Emmet Schmit, who landed in Arkansas in 1904
  • Adolf Schmit, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmit (post 1700)



  • Joseph Schmit, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1906
  • Frank N. Schmit, American politician, Representative from California 40th District, 2000

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Schmit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmit 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 12 January 2016 at 15:48.

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