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The Schnurr 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.

Schnurr Early Origins



The surname Schnurr 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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Schnurr Spelling Variations


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Schnurr 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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Schnurr Early History


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Schnurr Early History



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

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Schnurr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schnurr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Schnurr 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 Schnurr 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:

Schnurr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Schnurr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Conrad Schnurr, who came to America in 1781
  • Conrad Schnurr, who arrived in America in 1781
  • Joh Conrad Schnurr, who landed in America in 1783
  • Johann Schnurr, who landed in America in 1783

Schnurr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Georg Schnurr, who landed in America in 1852
  • Joh Ludw Schnurr, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Anton Schnurr, who came to Wisconsin in 1868
  • Daniel Schnurr, who arrived in Scott Co. IA in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnurr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schnurr (post 1700)



  • Thomas Schnurr, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1956
  • A. L. Schnurr, American Democrat politician, Chair of Sioux County Democratic Party, 1940
  • Elinore Schnurr, American contemporary painter
  • Jaclyn Schnurr, Assistant Professor of Biology, Wells College, New York

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Schnurr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schnurr 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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