Bendicht Schmutz

26 April 1765–16 September 1783 (Age 18)
Oberburg, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Bendicht

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 died on 16 September 1783, in his hometown, at the age of 18, and was buried in Oberburg, Bern, Switzerland.

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Daniel Schmutz
Magdalena Burkhalter
Peter Schmutz
Anna Schmutz
Daniel Schmutz
Bendicht Schmutz
Peter Schmutz

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Name Meaning

1 South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a dirty or slovenly person, from German Schmutz ‘dirt’, Middle High German smuz.2 South German: nickname for a cheerful person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German smutzen ‘to smile’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992;
  • Schmutz Family of Vechigen, Bern, Switzerland by Julius Billeter

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