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The nationality of Schmidt may be very difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Schmidt may be in dispute depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a profession, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Schmidt Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Schmidt come may come from a craft, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Schmidt originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

Schmidt Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Schmidt were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Schmidt. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Schmidt last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Schmidt change in their spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over the years.

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