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The Snarr 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.

Snarr Early Origins



The surname Snarr 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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Snarr Spelling Variations


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Snarr 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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Snarr Early History


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Snarr Early History



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

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Snarr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Snarr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Snarr 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 Snarr 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 or some of its variants were: Appolonia Elizabeth Schnare, who arrived in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867; Ludwig Schnare, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Snarr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Snarr (post 1700)



  • Daniel C. "Dan" Snarr (b. 1950), American politician, four-time elected mayor of Murray, Utah
  • Daniel C. Snarr, American politician, Mayor of Murray, Utah, 1999-

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Snarr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snarr 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 25 January 2016 at 14:46.

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