The Schnarr surname may be derived from the German word "Schnur," meaning "string." It is supposed that the name was originally occupational
for someone who either made string, or made objects using string. However, the name may also have derived from the German "schnurr," which means "funny," or "amusing," and in this case, would likely have been a nickname
, which later became a surname.
Early Origins of the Schnarr family
The surname Schnarr was first found in Mergentheim, in present day, Baden-Württemberg, where there was reference to a Rüdiger Snurre of Igersheim in 1298. Other records include Johann Snorre recorded as living in Rostock in 1304; and Hainlin Schnurrer, citizen of Stuttgart, on record in 1404.
Early History of the Schnarr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnarr research.Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1794, 1832, 1872, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Schnarr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schnarr Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schnur, Schnor, Schnorr, Schnurer, Schnierer, Schnurman, Schnurmacher, Schnirr, Schnirer, Schnoor, Schnurle, Schnierl, Schnurchen, Snorr, Snurr, Schnurling and many more.
Early Notables of the Schnarr family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Schnarr during this period were a bearer of Schnorr, raised to the nobility of the Holy Roman Empire
on April 4, 1687. The family was also later ennobled in Bavaria
on May 7, 1832 and in Saxony... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnarr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schnarr family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schnarr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Conrad Schnarr, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1821 and 1847
- Christian Schnarr, who arrived in New Orleans in 1852
- Barbara Schnarr, who settled in New York, NY in 1865
Schnarr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Christoph Schnarr, who settled in Newfoundland in 1780 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0