Schmidt

Schmidt is a German surname that is a cognate of "Smith", an occupational surname for a blacksmith. Other variations of the name include Schmitt, Schmitz, Schmid, Schmidtke, Schmidtchen, Schmied, Schmit, Schmits, Schmith, and Smits.

Schmidt may also refer to:
*Schmidt (lunar crater)
*Schmidt (crater on Mars)
*Schmidt (volcano), in Kamchatka
*Schmidt camera, an astronomical telescope designed for photography
*Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, cassegrain version of the Schmidt camera
*Schmidt Spiele, a German games manufacturer
*Schmidt Maschinenbau, a German manufacturer of dynamo hubs and lamps
*Schmidt Baking Company, makers of Schmidt's Blue Ribbon Bread
*von Schmidt auf Altenstadt, a German baronial dynasty in Kirchgattendorf, part of the municipality of Gattendorf near the city of Hof, Germany during the late Middle Ages
*Schmidt Island, an island in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago
*Schmidt Peninsula, a peninsula at the northern tip of Sakhalin, Russia
*Cape Schmidt, a cape on the coast of the Chukchi Sea, Russia
*Schmidt reaction
*Schmidt Number

People with the surname Schmidt

*Adolf Schmidt (1860-1944), German geophysicist
*Alexander Schmidt (physiologist) (1831-1894), Russian physiologist
*Alexander Schmidt (biochemist) (1892-?), Soviet biochemist and academician
*Alexander Eduardovich Schmidt (1871-1939), Russian/Soviet arabist and Islam scholar
*Annie M. G. Schmidt (1911-1995), Dutch writer
*Andreas Schmidt born 1961, German entrepreneur
*Arno Schmidt (1914-1979), German author and translator
*Benjamin Schmidt (born 1978), Fortune 500 Financial Analyst
*Bernhard Schmidt (1879–1935), German astronomer, inventor of the Schmidt camera
*Carl Schmidt (chemist) (1822-1894), chemist
*Carmela Schmidt (born 1962), East German freestyle swimmer
*Charles "Boss" Schmidt (1880-1932), major league catcher
*Daniela Schmidt, Mexican actress
*Erhard Schmidt (1876–1959), German mathematician
*Eric Schmidt (born 1955), CEO of Google
*Erich Schmidt (archaeologist) (1897-1964), German archaeologist
*Erika Schmidt-McDonald (born 1975), Australian Photographer
*Franz Schmidt (1874–1939), Austrian composer
*Fredrick Schmidt (born 1956), Canadian researcher
*Frithjof Schmidt (born 1953), German politician
*Gavin Schmidt, Climatologist
*Hans Schmidt various notable people
*Hans Christian Schmidt (born 1953), Danish politician
*Hans-Thilo Schmidt (1888-1943), German spy for France in the 1930s
*Harald Schmidt (born 1957), German television entertainer
*Harry Schmidt, US Air National Guard pilot
*Harry Schmidt (1886–1968), US Marine Corps general
*Harvey Schmidt (born 1929), American composer
*Heide Schmidt (born 1948), Austrian politician
*Helmut Schmidt (born 1918), German chancellor
*Helmut Schmidt, German parapsychologist
*Irmin Schmidt (born 1937), German rock keyboard player
*Isaac Jacob Schmidt (1779-1847), Dutch/Russian linguist and academician
*Jason Schmidt (born 1973), American baseball player
*Jean Schmidt (born 1951), American politician
*Joe Schmidt (born 1932), American football player
*Johannes Schmidt (1843–1901), a German linguist
*Johannes Schmidt (1877–1933), a Danish biologist
*Joost Schmidt (1893–1948), teacher at the Bauhaus
*Josef Schmidt (1904-1942), singer, actor
*Joseph Hermann Schmidt (1804-1852), professor of Obstetrics in Berlin
*Justin O. Schmidt (entomologist), creator of the index of insect sting pain.
*Karl Patterson Schmidt (1890–1957), Chief Curator of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History
*Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), German painter
*Ken Schmidt (born 1962), American engineer
*Luís Eduardo Schmidt (born 1979), Brazilian football player
*Logan "Bonin'" Schmidt, American adult film actor
*Maarten Schmidt (born 1929), Dutch-American astronomer
*Martin Johann Schmidt (1718–1801), called "Kremser Schmidt" oder "Kremserschmidt", Austrian painter
*Mike Schmidt (born 1949), American baseball player
*Michael Schmidt (born 1977), Canadian musician/producer
*Milt Schmidt (born 1918), Canadian hockey player
*Olaf Schmidt (born 1962), German glider aerobatic pilot
*Oscar Schmidt (born 1958), Brazilian basketball player
*Otto Schmidt (1891–1956), Soviet scientist
*Paul Schmidt, translator in the German foreign ministry from 1923-1945
*Peter Schmidt (1931–1980), English artist
*Pyotr Schmidt (1867–1906, Russian revolutionary of 1905
*Renate Schmidt (born 1943), German Federal Minister for family affairs
*Rob Schmidt (born 1965), American film director and writer
*Sigurd Schmidt (1922-?), Soviet historian
*Steve Schmidt, American campaign strategist and public relations expert for the U.S. Republican Party
*Tim Schmidt (born 1986), Australian rules footballer
*Tony Schmidt (born 1980), German racing driver
*Torsten Schmidt (cyclist) (born 1972), German cyclist
*Torsten Schmidt (athlete) (born 1974), German discus thrower
*Ulla Schmidt (born 1949), German Federal Minister for health
*Vasili Schmidt (1886-1938), Soviet politician and statesman
*Vera Schmidt (born 1982), Hungarian singer-songwriter
*Walter Schmidt (born 1948), German hammer thrower
*Wilhelm Schmidt (1868–1954), German priest
*Several people named William Schmidt
*Wolfgang M. Schmidt (born 1933), mathematician
*Yevgeni Schmidt (1905-?), Soviet neuropathologist, academician, and Hero of Socialist Labor


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