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The Schnur 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.

Schnur Early Origins



The surname Schnur 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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Schnur Spelling Variations


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Schnur 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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Schnur Early History


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Schnur Early History



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

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Schnur Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schnur Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Schnur 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 Schnur 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:

Schnur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Franz Anton Schnur, who settled in America in 1744
  • J Henry Schnur, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Schnur Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Schnur, aged 17, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832
  • Wendle Schnur, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Heinrich Schnur, who arrived in North America in 1838
  • George Henry Schnur, who arrived in Illinois in 1843
  • Wilhelmine Schnur, aged 30, arrived in America in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnur (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnur (post 1700)



  • Sandra Schnur (1935-1994), American disability rights leader
  • Meghan Schnur (b. 1985), American soccer midfielder
  • Warren L. Schnur, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1954
  • Peter Schnur, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Joplin, Missouri, 1889-93
  • Herbert Schnur, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Joplin, Missouri, 1923-27
  • Frank Schnur (1888-1958), American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1936, 1944, 1948; Socialist Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1956
  • Gerda Schnur de Hidalgo (1910-1969), Spanish intellectual who lived in Paris from 1926 and 1939, mother of Diego Hidalgo Schnur
  • Diego Hidalgo Schnur (1931-1936), Spanish philanthropist, intellectual and businessman, Minister of War under the Second Spanish Republic 1931-1936
  • Brayden Schnur (b. 1995), Canadian tennis player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schnur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnur 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 22 October 2015 at 11:14.

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