When Lienhart Schmutz was born in 1580, in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Hans Schmutz, was 27 and his mother, Christine Blum, was 23. He married Barbli Grunder on 30 May 1603, in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died in July 1648, in his hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland.
Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Gerhard, Hans.
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.
South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.