Schmidt (surname)

Smith (surname) Smits Schmitz

Schmidt is a common German occupational surname derived from the German word "Schmied" meaning "blacksmith" and/or "metalworker". This surname is the German equivalent of "Smith" in the English-speaking world.

Schmidt German immigrants migrated to England and developed an understanding of English culture. Schmidt was commonly used in the english world as "Smith". Travelers would grow accustomed to the English, Irish, and Scottish change of lifestyle and eventually their names also changed. German migration to England was very common.

Geographical distribution

As of 2014, 64.9% of all known bearers of the surname Schmidt were residents of Germany (frequency 1:113), 18.2% of the United States (1:1,809), 3.7% of Brazil (1:5,058), 1.7% of Canada (1:1,936), 1.5% of Austria (1:503), 1.3% of Denmark (1:398), 1.1% of South Africa (1:4,469), 1.1% of Argentina (1:3,635) and 1.0% of France (1:6,167).

In Germany, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:113) in the following states:

In Denmark, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:398) only in one region:[1]

A–G

H–L

M–Z

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