Schnurr Family History
Schnurr Name Meaning
occupational name for a jester or a nickname for a prankster, from Middle High German snurrære ‘jester’. occupational name for a busker, one who begged by playing the Schnurrpfeife, an instrument similar to a penny whistle. metonymic occupational name for a night-watchman, from Middle High German snurre ‘rattle’; night-watchmen carried rattles.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press