Schner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Schner 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 Schner family

The surname Schner 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 Schner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schner research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1794, 1832, 1872, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Schner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schner Spelling Variations

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 Schner family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Schner 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 Schner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Schner, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Johan Schner, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
Schner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Schner, who settled in Baltimore in 1831

Canada Schner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michael Schner, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751


  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)


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