Schneider Family History

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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. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

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

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Schneider Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schneider name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schneider. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schneider Family Origin

Where is the Schneider family from?

Schneider Family Occupations

What did your Schneider ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schneider. A less common occupation for the Schneider family was Carpenter. The most common Schneider occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Schneider's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schneider ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schneider Historical Records

What Schneider family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Schneider Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schneider ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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