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The SCHMIDT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 145,565 171 0.054 540
United States (1880 census) 24,443 209 0.049 489
Change since 1880 +121122 +38 +0.005 +51
Other Countries
Australia 4,302 338 0.026 263
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for SCHMIDT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 13,158 10 0.245 2,453
California 10,715 252 0.032 316
Minnesota 9,411 18 0.191 1,913
Illinois 8,577 80 0.069 691
Florida 7,230 220 0.045 452
Top States for SCHMIDT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 1,903 11 0.296 2,963
Wisconsin 13,158 10 0.245 2,453
South Dakota 1,573 15 0.208 2,084
Minnesota 9,411 18 0.191 1,913
Nebraska 2,373 23 0.139 1,387


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called SCHMIDT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called SCHMIDT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called SCHMIDT in Wisconsin than any other state, but you are more likely to find a SCHMIDT by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of SCHMIDT

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the SCHMIDT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of SCHMIDT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 670 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 480 0.33
Black/African American 408 0.28
White (Caucasian) 140,441 96.48
White (Hispanic) 2,285 1.57
Mixed Race 1,266 0.87

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the SCHMIDT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of SCHMIDT in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of SCHMIDT.

Similar names to SCHMIDT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SCHMIDT.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for SCHMIDT

The following words are slight variants of SCHMIDT that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.