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The SCHMITZ surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 22,984 1423 0.009 85
United States (1880 census) 2,147 2806 0.004 43
Change since 1880 +20837 +1383 +0.005 +42
Other Countries
Australia 138 10654 0.001 8
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for SCHMITZ by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 3,513 79 0.065 655
Minnesota 3,105 85 0.063 631
California 1,497 2063 0.004 44
Illinois 1,487 776 0.012 120
Ohio 1,239 1043 0.011 109
Top States for SCHMITZ by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 3,513 79 0.065 655
Minnesota 3,105 85 0.063 631
North Dakota 293 149 0.046 456
Iowa 1,131 203 0.039 386
South Dakota 212 284 0.028 281


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

Classification and Origin of SCHMITZ

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 SCHMITZ 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 SCHMITZ in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 253 1.1
Mixed Race 193 0.84
Asian/Pacific 97 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 57 0.25
Black/African American 41 0.18
White (Caucasian) 22,345 97.22

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

Meaning of SCHMITZ in historical publications

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

Similar names to SCHMITZ

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SCHMITZ.

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 SCHMITZ

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