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SCHNEIDER - Name Meaning & Origin

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SCHNEIDER Surname Meaning & Origin:

The Schneider surname was generally adopted by one who made outer garments; a tailor. From the the German verb schneiden, meaning "to cut."

SCHNIEDER is another German variant spelling, while SNYDER, SNIDER, and SNEIDER are Dutch spellings of this common surname. The spelling SCHNYDER is often of Swiss origin. ZNAIDER is a similar Polish variant. SCHNEIDER is similar to the common English surname TAYLOR.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

SCHNIEDER, SNYDER, SNIDER, SNEIDER, SCHNYDER

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Common German Surnames & Their Meanings
Uncover the meaning of your German last name with this free guide to German surnames meanings and origins.

Schneider Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - SCHNEIDER Genealogy
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SCHNEIDER Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Cousin Connect - SCHNEIDER Genealogy Queries
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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