The German surname Schmelzer translates to:
The z is said as a ts.
In Pennsylvania the Schmeltzer spelling is predominantly used.
John Smeltzer, who is a member of the Smelser Descendants Genealogy Group (maintained by Brenda Smelser-Hay), writes a newsletter "All Things Schmelzer" for the Yahoo Gengroup mailing list. He is also the Coordinator of the y-DNA Project. He has posted the results at the project website.
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