The Schnetz surname is derived from the Upper German word "schnitz," and refers to someone who cuts or carves wood. Thus the name was originally occupational
before it came to be a family surname.
Early Origins of the Schnetz family
The surname Schnetz was first found in Breslau, where there is a record of the name from 1360. The Schnetz surname may well have emerged independently in several regions, as evidenced by records of Eberhart der Snezzer von Waldshut in Aargau, Switzerland
in 1255; Hainr. and Liutoldus fratus dictus Snezzerli who was recorded as citizens of Meersburg (Baden-Württemberg) in 1295; and Bert. dictus Snitzer, from Swabia who was mentioned in records from 1285.
Early History of the Schnetz family
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Schnetz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schnitz, Schnitzler, Schnitzer, Schnitzlein, Schnitzspahn, Schnetz, Schnetzer and many more.
Early Notables of the Schnetz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schnetz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Verena Schnetzer, who arrived in Carolina in 1734; Balthas Schnitzer, and his brother Matthaus, who came to America in 1740; Frederick Schnitzer, who came to Philadelphia in 1750.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schnetz (post 1700)
- Julia Anderson Schnetz, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html