Schnell Surname History

Early Origins of the Schnell family

The surname Schnell was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Schnell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnell research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1785, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Schnell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schnell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schnell, Schnel, Schnelle, Snell, Snelle, Schneller, Schnellmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Schnell family (pre 1700)

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Schnell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schnell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Schnell, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Just Schnell, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Leonhart Schnell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • Leonard Schnell, who landed in New York, NY in 1742 [1]
  • Michael Schnell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Elizabeth Schnell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Johann Jost Schnell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Johan Philip Schnell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Levi Schnell, who landed in Ohio in 1835 [1]
  • Carl Schnell, aged 15, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schnell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Schnell, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schnell (post 1700)

  • Ray Schnell (1893-1907), American politician from North Dakota; state legislator and lieutenant governor
  • William E. Schnell, American politician, Mayor of Tonawanda, New York, 1916 [2]
  • Richard J. Schnell, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elgin, Illinois, 1948-71 (acting, 1948-51) [2]
  • Gary Schnell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1972 [2]
  • Donald Schnell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 6th District, 1974 [2]
  • F. Wolfgang Schnell (1913-2006), German professor of applied genetics and plant breeding
  • Henry Schnell (1868-1869), German arms dealer in Japan during the Boshin war
  • Siegfried Schnell (1916-1944), German ace fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe during WWII, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Georg H. Schnell (1878-1951), German film actor
  • Frederick H Schnell, German radio manager
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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