Schneidermann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestral home of the Schneidermann family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Schneidermann 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 Schneidermann family

The surname Schneidermann 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 Schneidermann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schneidermann research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1649, 1757, 1786, 1790, 1810, 1820, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Schneidermann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schneidermann Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Schneidermann include Schneidern, Schneidter, Schneyder, Schneid and many more.

Early Notables of the Schneidermann family (pre 1700)

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Schneidermann migration to the United States

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Schneidermann, or one of its variants above:

Schneidermann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adolph Schneidermann, aged 23, who arrived in America from Offerbach, Germany, in 1907
  • Elsa Schneidermann, aged 24, who arrived in America from Offerbach, Germany, in 1907
  • Abraham Schneidermann, aged 19, who arrived in America from Kaminietz, Russia, in 1908
  • Chane Schneidermann, aged 16, who arrived in America from Kraowe, Russia, in 1908
  • Babe Schneidermann, aged 11, who arrived in America from Leksenie, Russia, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schneidermann (post 1700)

  • Peter Schneidermann (b. 1960), better known as Peter Peter, a Danish rock musician and former member of the Danish rock band Sort Sol
  • Dina Schneidermann (b. 1931), Ukrainian violinist from Odessa
  • Daniel Schneidermann (b. 1958), French journalist from Paris

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