Schmelzer is a surname.
Derived forms of the name include Smelser, Smelcer, Schmeltzer, Smelzer, and Schmelzer, Schmeltzer. The name Schmelzer means someone from Schmelz, Saarland, Germany. The name does not indicate an occupation.
Notable people with the surname include:Dave Schmelzer (born 1962), American writer and playwright
Heinrich Schmelzer (1914–1985), German SS officer
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1620–1680), Austrian composer and violinist
Marcel Schmelzer (born 1988), German footballer
Norbert Schmelzer (1921–2008), Dutch politician