Schmalz m, n (genitive Schmalzes, no plural)
Emerging no later than the thirteenth century in Schleswig-Holstein, the surname is thought to derive from the Middle High German [intermediate etymon between the Old High German smal and the German schmal], ultimately from the Proto-Germanic *smalaz (“small”), whence the English small, and is thus cognate with the English surname Small.
Schmalz n (genitive Schmalz)
German names are generally not declined; nevertheless, if inflected, Schmalz declines as follows:
There is also an archaic genitive singular form in Schmalzes.
- “Schmalz Family Crest and Name History” excerpted from the www.HouseOfNames.com archives (14 June 2013 revision)
Schmalz n (uncountable)
This noun needs an inflection-table template.