Schneider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Schneider 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.

Early History of the Schneider family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schneider 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 Schneider History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schneider Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Schneider include Schneidern, Schneidter, Schneyder, Schneid and many more.

Early Notables of the Schneider family (pre 1700)

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United States Schneider migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Schneider were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Schneider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bernard Schneider, who emigrated with his wife and three children to America in 1709
  • Bernhard Schneider, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Dieterich Schneider, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Gorg Schneider, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Wilhelm Schneider, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schneider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaretta Schneider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Maria Elizabeth Schneider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Catharine Schneider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Anna Catharina Schneider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Schneider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schneider Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franz Schneider, who arrived in Alabama in 1921 [1]
  • Fritz Schneider, who arrived in Alabama in 1921 [1]

Canada Schneider migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schneider Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johann Schneider, who settled in Canada in 1783
  • Christian Schneider, who landed in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Isaac Schneider U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [2]
  • Mr. Simon Schneider U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [2]
Schneider Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Schneider, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • J G Schneider, who arrived in Quebec in 1851
Schneider Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Christian Schneider, aged 23, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Australia Schneider migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Schneider Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johann Christian Schneider, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [3]

New Zealand Schneider migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Schneider Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Schneider, (b. 1844), aged 30, German tailor from Germany travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [4]
  • Mrs. Magdalen Schneider, (b. 1844), aged 30, German settler from Germany travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schneider (post 1700) +

  • John D. Schneider (1937-2017), American lawyer and politician, Missouri State Senator (1971-2002)
  • Paul Schneider (b. 1976), American multiple award winning actor
  • John Schneider (b. 1960), American actor, known for his roles in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Loving (1983) and The Rebound (2009)
  • Daniel "Dan" Schneider (b. 1966), American eight-time Primetime Emmy award nominated writer and producer, best known for Big Fat Liar (2002), Good Burger (1997) and iCarly (2007)
  • Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (b. 1963), American three-time Primetime Emmy nominated actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director
  • Eddie August Henry Schneider (1911-1940), American aviator who set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of twenty-one in 1930; he tragically died in an airplane crash in 1940 at the age of 29
  • Hans Schneider (1927-2014), British-American mathematician, and journal editor of Linear Algebra and its Applications
  • Bert Schneider (1897-1986), American-born, Canadian 1920 Olympic Welterweight champion
  • Stephen H. Schneider (1945-2010), Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University
  • Dan Schneider (b. 1965), American poet, writer, literary critic
  • ... (Another 126 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Werner Schneider (1916-1941), German Funkmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Walter Schneider (1916-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Walter Schneider (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Karl Schneider (1916-1941), German Maschinenhauptgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Alois Schneider (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • ... (Another 2 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
USS Arizona
  • Mr. William Jacob Schneider, American Private First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]


Suggested Readings for the name Schneider +

  • 226 Notes on the Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Isaac Schneider, Born 14 May 1903, Bethel, Berks Co., Pa. by Schuyler C. Brossman, Remember: a Book to Honor the Family I Never Knew by Isidore C. Myers.

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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