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The Schnorr 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.

Schnorr Early Origins



The surname Schnorr 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.

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Schnorr Spelling Variations


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Schnorr 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.

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Schnorr Early History


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Schnorr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schnorr research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1794, 1832, 1872, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Schnorr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schnorr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schnorr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Schnorr 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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schnorr 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:

Schnorr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Maria Schnorr, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1742

Schnorr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kaspar Schnorr, who arrived in America in 1840
  • Philipp Schnorr, who arrived in Brazil in 1846
  • Schwickert Schnorr, who arrived in Brazil in 1846
  • Anna Kath Eberhard Schnorr, who settled in Brazil in 1846
  • A. Mar Sabel Schnorr, who came to Brazil in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnorr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnorr (post 1700)



  • Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1836-1865), German Heldentenor, creator of the role of Tristan in Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde who died tragically at the age of 29
  • Claus-Peter Schnorr (b. 1943), German Professor in the Department of Mathematics/Computer Science at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schnorr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnorr 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 19 September 2013 at 21:15.

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