When George B. Schmidt was born on 26 May 1861, in New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Balthasar Schmidt, was 35 and his mother, Anna Barbara Becker, was 36. He married Mary Knechtel about 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Easthope, Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 29 March 1936, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 74, and was buried in North Easthope, Perth, Ontario, Canada.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Erwin, Gerhard, Klaus, Helmut, Fritz, Manfred, Wolfgang, Ewald, Gunter.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine, also Nord), the Netherlands, Hungary, and Poland. It is also found in Slovakia, Czechia, Croatia, and Slovenia, where it is more common in Slavicized forms (see below). In part, Schmidt is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).
Germanized form of Czech Šmíd and Šmít, Slovenian, Croatian, and Slovak Šmid or Šmit, surnames of German origin (see above and Smid 2 and Smit 3).
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