Schnoor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Schnoor 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 Schnoor family

The surname Schnoor 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 Schnoor family

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

Schnoor 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 Schnoor family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Schnoor 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...
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United States Schnoor migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schnoor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Schnoor, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Schnoor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hans Detlef Schnoor, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1872
  • H. Schnoor, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1872
  • August Schnoor, who arrived in Scott Co. IA in 1873
  • Carl Schnoor, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1873
  • Bertha Schnoor, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schnoor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Johannes Schnoor, aged 19, who landed in America from Kiel, Germany, in 1908
  • Mimi Schnoor, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Deuschendorf Germany, in 1908
  • Catharina Schnoor, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Friedrichkoog, Germany, in 1908
  • Erna Schnoor, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Julius Schnoor, aged 51, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schnoor (post 1700) +

  • Lacy Schnoor (b. 1985), American freestyle skier at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Stefan Schnoor (b. 1971), German football defender


  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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