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The Schnepf surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places in Germany
, Bohemia, and Austria
named Schneeberg. These place names derived from the German word "schnee," meaning "snow," and "berg," or "mountain."
The surname Schnepf was first found in Switzerland
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schneeberger, Schneeburg, Schnech, Scheewasser, Schneeweiss, Schnaberg, Schnabelburg and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnepf research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1664, 1792, 1546, 1692 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Schnepf History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnepf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schnepf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Georg Schnepf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
- Johann Martin Schnepf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
- Friedrich Schnepf, who landed in America in 1753
- Georg Jakob Schnepf, who landed in America in 1782
- Edward H. Schnepf, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1919
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