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Schneider Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor literally ‘cutter’ from Middle High German snīder German Schneider Yiddish shnayder. The same term was sometimes used to denote a woodcutter. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) the Netherlands Hungary Poland and Czechia. In Czechia Slovakia Croatia and Slovenia it is also established in Slavicized forms (see 2 below). In part Schneider is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ). Compare Sneider 1 Snider 1 and Snyder Germanized form of Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian Šnajdr or Šnajder and Czech Šneidr Šneider Šnejdr and Šnejder surnames of German origin (see above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Schneier, Schreier, Schreiber, Scheider, Schaefer, Schneid, Schleifer

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Where is the Schneider family from?

You can see how Schneider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schneider family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schneider families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 311 Schneider families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Schneider's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schneider families in 1911.
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What did your Schneider ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Schneider. 59% of Schneider men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Schneider women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schneider were Labourer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Farmers Son
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Student
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 412,000 census records available for the last name Schneider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schneider census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 137,000 immigration records available for the last name Schneider. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 180,000 military records available for the last name Schneider. For the veterans among your Schneider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schneider lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schneider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schneider in 1940 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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