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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 2nd edition, 2022

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 1891 there were 329 Schneider families living in London. This was about 66% of all the recorded Schneider's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Schneider families in 1891.
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What did your Schneider ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ladies Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Schneider. 13% of Schneider men worked as a Ladies Tailor and 66% of Schneider women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schneider were Retired and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • Ladies Tailor
  • Tailor
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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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 Australia, 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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