Sneider History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Sneider family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Sneider is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a person who worked as a tailor. This name is derived from the Old German word "snidanaere," which refers to a cloth cutter or a clothing tailor.
Early Origins of the Sneider family
The surname Sneider was first found in the Palatinate, in the south of Germany, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the growth of the nation.
Early History of the Sneider family
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Sneider Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Sneider include Schneidern, Schneidter, Schneyder, Schneid and many more.
Early Notables of the Sneider family (pre 1700)
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Sneider migration to the United States +
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Sneider, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:
Sneider Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Arnold Sneider, who landed in New York in 1709 
- Hans Willem Sneider, who landed in New York in 1709 
- Jacob Sneider, who arrived in New York in 1709 
- Johan Sneider, who arrived in New York in 1709 
- Valentin Sneider, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 
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Sneider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Catharine Sneider, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 
- Johannes Sneider, who arrived in New York in 1827 
- Georg Sneider, aged 27, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
- Charles J Sneider, aged 42, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1854 
- Christian Sneider, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1854 
Contemporary Notables of the name Sneider (post 1700) +
- Richard Lee Sneider (1922-1986), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, 1974-78 
- Cornelius Sneider, American politician, Member of Ohio State Senate from Hamilton County, 1804-06 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html