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

Schnider Early Origins



The surname Schnider 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.

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Schnider Spelling Variations


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Schnider 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 Schnider include Schneidern, Schneidter, Schneyder, Schneid and many more.

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Schnider Early History


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Schnider Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnider research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1649, 1757, 1786, 1790, 1810, 1820, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Schnider History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schnider Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schnider Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnider 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



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 Schnider were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Schnider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentyn Schnider, who arrived in New York in 1709

Schnider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Schnider, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828
  • Edward Schnider, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Charles Schnider, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Lorenz Schnider, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855

Schnider Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Franciska Schnider, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnider (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnider (post 1700)



  • Jesse L. Schnider, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 36th District, 1951-52

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Schnider Historic Events


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Schnider Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Anthony Frederick  Schnider (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Schnider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnider 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.

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