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Where did the German Schnur family come from? What is the German Schnur family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schnur family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schnur family history?The Schnur surname may be derived from the German word "Schnur," meaning "string." It is supposed that the name was originally occupational for someone who either made string, or made objects using string. However, the name may also have derived from the German "schnurr," which means "funny," or "amusing," and in this case, would likely have been a nickname, which later became a surname.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schnur, Schnor, Schnorr, Schnurer, Schnierer, Schnurman, Schnurmacher, Schnirr, Schnirer, Schnoor, Schnurle, Schnierl, Schnurchen, Snorr, Snurr, Schnurling and many more.
First found in Mergentheim, in present day, Baden-Württemberg, where there was reference to a Rüdiger Snurre of Igersheim in 1298. Other records include Johann Snorre recorded as living in Rostock in 1304; and Hainlin Schnurrer, citizen of Stuttgart, on record in 1404.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnur research. Another 98 words(7 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1794, 1832, 1872, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Schnur History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 80 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schnur Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Schnur Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Schnur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnur Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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