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The SCHMIT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,053 6234 0.002 19
United States (1880 census) 906 5935 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +4147 -299 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 4 156881 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for SCHMIT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 916 483 0.019 186
Wisconsin 729 805 0.014 136
Illinois 432 3058 0.003 35
Iowa 323 1081 0.011 110
Nebraska 314 514 0.018 183
Top States for SCHMIT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 187 342 0.029 291
Minnesota 916 483 0.019 186
Nebraska 314 514 0.018 183
South Dakota 121 668 0.016 160
Wisconsin 729 805 0.014 136


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

Classification and Origin of SCHMIT

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 SCHMIT 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 SCHMIT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 64 1.27
Mixed Race 45 0.89
Asian/Pacific 22 0.44
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.36
Black/African American 9 0.18
White (Caucasian) 4,895 96.87

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

Meaning of SCHMIT in historical publications

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

Similar names to SCHMIT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SCHMIT.

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 SCHMIT

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