Schneiderman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Schneiderman family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Schneiderman 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.
Early Origins of the Schneiderman family
The surname Schneiderman was 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.
Important Dates for the Schneiderman family
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Schneiderman Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schneiderman include Schneidern, Schneidter, Schneyder, Schneid and many more.
Early Notables of the Schneiderman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schneiderman family
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Schneiderman, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early: Bernard Schneider, who emigrated with his wife and three children to America in 1709; Wilhelm Schneider arrived in New York State in 1710. Among the over one hundred Schneiders who came to Philadelphia in the 18th century we found: Christian Schneider in 1729.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schneiderman (post 1700)
- William Schneiderman, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 
- Samuel A. Schneiderman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 
- Rose Schneiderman, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1920 
- Eric T. Schneiderman, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 31st District; Elected 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012 
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