The Smucker Family Name
The Smucker family name has actually undergone some changes throughout its history. Christian Schmucker carried the traditional family name when he brought his family over from Switzerland to the United States in 1752. His great grandson, David, shortened the name to Smoker. David's son, Gideon had nine children, the eldest of whom was Jerome Monroe Smucker, the founder of The J.M. Smucker Company. Jerome changed the family name to Smucker because he felt it was more in keeping with his family's strong conservative beliefs.
From the time when J.M. Smucker signed each and every crock of product he sold until today, the Smucker name has been a part of our packaging. It is a guarantee of quality that spans four generations of Smuckers.