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The Schnitzer 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.

Schnitzer Early Origins



The surname Schnitzer was first found in Breslau, where there is a record of the name from 1360. The Schnitzer 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.

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Schnitzer Spelling Variations


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Schnitzer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schnitz, Schnitzler, Schnitzer, Schnitzlein, Schnitzspahn, Schnetz, Schnetzer and many more.

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Schnitzer Early History


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Schnitzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnitzer research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1373, 1382, 1435, 1599, 1653, and 1802 are included under the topic Early Schnitzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schnitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schnitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnitzer 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:

Schnitzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Schnitzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • George Schnitzer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Schnitzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Schnitzer, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857

Schnitzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Schnitzer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
  • George Henry Schnitzer, who landed in Arkansas in 1906
  • Joseph Schnitzer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
  • Raymond Schnitzer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnitzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnitzer (post 1700)



  • Joseph Albert Schnitzer, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1944-54, 1964-65 (acting, 1944-45, 1964-65)
  • Werner Schnitzer (b. 1942), German television actor
  • Josef Schnitzer, German racedriver and co-founder of Schnitzer Motorsport
  • Herbert Schnitzer, German, owner and co-founder of Schnitzer Motorsport
  • Eduard Schnitzer (1840-1892), Silesian physician, naturalist and governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria on the upper Nile

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Schnitzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnitzer 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 17 August 2016 at 16:19.

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