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The Schneeweiss 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."

Schneeweiss Early Origins



The surname Schneeweiss 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.

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Schneeweiss Spelling Variations


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Schneeweiss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schneeberger, Schneeburg, Schnech, Scheewasser, Schneeweiss, Schnaberg, Schnabelburg and many more.

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Schneeweiss Early History


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Schneeweiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schneeweiss research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1664, 1792, 1546, 1692 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Schneeweiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schneeweiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schneeweiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schneeweiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schneeweiss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jurgen Schneeweiss, who settled in America in 1643

Schneeweiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eva Maria Schneeweiss, who arrived in North America sometime between 1827 and 1856

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schneeweiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schneeweiss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 February 2016 at 12:01.

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