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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Schmaltz

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  1. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
  1. Alternative spelling of Schmalz

Notable Persons With the Last Name Schmaltz

Nick Schmaltz is a hockey player for the North Dakota Fighting Hawks men's ice hockey in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Nick was born on February 23rd, 1996 in Madison, Wisconsin.


Jordan Schmaltz is a hockey player for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2015. Jordan was born on October 8th, 1993 in Verona, Wisconsin.


Tad was born in 1960.


Roland was born on November 15th, 1974.


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Popularity of Schmaltz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Schmaltz U.S.
  White 96.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Schmaltz

People with the last name Schmaltz are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Schmaltz

  • How Popular is the name Schmaltz? As a last name Schmaltz was the 12,581st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Schmaltz? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Schmaltz was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Schmaltz: Your name in reverse order is Ztlamhcs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Azltmchs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Schmaltz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,461 people with the last name Schmaltz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Schmaltz? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Schmaltz as their last name since less than 1 person in 120k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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