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Where did the German Schneider family come from? What is the German Schneider family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schneider family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schneider family history?The ancestral home of the Schneider family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Schneider is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a person who worked as a tailor. This name is derived from the Old German word "snidanaere," which refers to a cloth cutter or a clothing tailor.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schneider include Schneidern, Schneidter, Schneyder, Schneid and many more.
First found in the Palatinate, in the south of Germany, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the growth of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schneider research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1649, 1757, 1786, 1790, 1810, 1820, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Schneider History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schneider Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Schneider were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Schneider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Schneider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Schneider Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Schneider Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Schneider Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Schneider Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Schneider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schneider 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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