Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Popular Culture
Pronounced Pron. PEEW-dər-shmit. PEEW-tər-shmit [key]
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Contributor Contrib.Goweegie2 on 8/18/2014
Comprised of the English word pewter, which is a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and the German element schmidt 'smith' (see SCHMIDT). This surname is obviously intended to be of Germanic origin. This is the maiden name of the character Lois Griffin from the American animated sitcom 'Family Guy'.