When Bendicht Schmutz was born on 26 April 1765, in Oberburg, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Daniel Schmutz, was 37 and his mother, Magdalena Burkhalter, was 36. He had at least 1 son. He died on 16 September 1783, in his hometown, at the age of 18, and was buried in Oberburg, 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’.