The Snare 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 Snare family
The surname Snare 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 Snare family
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Snare 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 Snare family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Snare 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 Snare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Snare family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Snare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Stephen Snare, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1828
Contemporary Notables of the name Snare (post 1700)
- Orville E. Snare, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html