Surname SCHMAUS / SMAUS #general

Daniel Gee <DanielGee@...>

Dear Genners,
A friend is seeking information about her surname which is SMAUS.
I believe her family may have hailed >from Germany whewas SCHMAUS.
One branch escaped the ward and settled in London, England.
I have checked the FTJP for this name and have found nothing.
Does this name mean anything to anyone?
Also can anyone sugges what the name may have derived from?
Sorry to be vague - and thanks,
Daniel Gleek
London, England

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