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Schmitzer Early Origins



The surname Schmitzer 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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Schmitzer Spelling Variations


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Schmitzer 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 Schmitzer include Schmidt (northern Germany), Schmid (southern Germany), Schmitz (Rhineland), Schmied, Schmitt, Smith (English) and many more.

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Schmitzer Early History


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Schmitzer Early History



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

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Schmitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schmitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Schmitzer 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 Schmitzer 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



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 Ameri ca. 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:

Schmitzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dietrich Schmitzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Schmitzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ehrhardt Schmitzer, aged 2, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Friedr. Schmitzer, aged 7, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Georg Schmitzer, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Ludw. Schmitzer, aged 2, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Anna Schmitzer, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schmitzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Josef Schmitzer, aged 42, who arrived in America from Maslak, Hungary, in 1904
  • Josef Schmitzer, aged 43, who arrived in America from Ungvar, in 1904
  • Mr. Henry S. Schmitzer, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Taert Schmitzer, aged 64, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Johann Schmitzer, aged 28, who arrived in America from Nurnberg, Germany, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmitzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schmitzer (post 1700)



  • Jiri Schmitzer (b. 1949), Czech actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Schmitzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schmitzer 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 30 July 2016 at 06:47.

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