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Schneider Family History

Schneider Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, literally ‘cutter’, from Middle High German snider, German Schneider, Yiddish shnayder. The same term was sometimes used to denote a woodcutter. JXE, AB This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

3,394,761 Historical Documents with Schneider on Ancestry.com
1,221,710 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
165,139 Military Records
126,620 Immigration Records
393,540 Census and Voter Lists
1,487,752 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schneider Families

  • Number of Schneider families
     1,330 - 2,657
     444 - 1,329
     1 - 443
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schneider families
     166 - 329
     56 - 165
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Schneider families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Schneider Family Origin

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Schneider Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schneider

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Schneider Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schneider census records

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Schneider Civil War Service Records

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