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The Schnitzler 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.
The surname Schnitzler was first found in Breslau, where there is a record of the name from 1360. The Schnitzler 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schnitz, Schnitzler, Schnitzer, Schnitzlein, Schnitzspahn, Schnetz, Schnetzer and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnitzler 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 Schnitzler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnitzler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schnitzler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Schnitzler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnitzler 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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