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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. SHMIE-khəl(German) SHMIE-kəl(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsSmikle, Schmierer, Schmitchel, Schmaichel, Schmejchel, Schmechel, Schmachel, Schmirer, Schmmeichel, Schmiechel, Smeichel, Schmickle, Schmikler, Schmeigel, Schmeitzel, Szmejchel, Smeikle, Schmieke, Schmieke, Schmeiche, Smickle, Smykle, Smicle, Schmickle, Schmicker, Schmeiske, Schmeiski, Schmaiske, Schmikler, Schmicher

Meaning & History

Nickname for a flatterer, derived from Middle High German smeichen literally meaning "to flatter". Famous bearers of this surname include Peter Schmeichel (1963-) and his son Kasper Schmeichel (1986-), both of whom are Danish soccer goalkeepers.
Added 6/2/2023 by General9696
Edited 6/3/2023 by General9696