The surname Schmidt is of German Origin. It is a variant of the English name Smith. It is basically an Occupational surname for "blacksmith" or "metalworker,". It is derived from the German word "schmied." Its German variants are Schmid, Schmitz and Schmitt.
Schmidt could be German - It is their Smith a very common surname.
The name Schmit came from Schmied and that means Black smith in English .