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Schneller Name Meaning

German: nickname for a swift runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German snellen ‘to hurry’. The word in Middle High German also had other meanings, including ‘penis’, so there is also the possibility of an obscene nickname. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a brisk or active man, from an inflected of German schnell ‘quick’. Compare Schnell.

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


Similar surnames: Scheller, Schoeller, Schnell, Schiller, Schmelzer, Schaller

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Where is the Schneller family from?

You can see how Schneller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schneller family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schneller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schneller family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Schneller's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Schneller families in 1840.
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What did your Schneller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schneller. 15% of Schneller men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Schneller women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schneller were Clerk and Clerk.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Nurse
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schneller. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Schneller. For the veterans among your Schneller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schneller lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schneller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schneller in 1954 was 29, and 84 in 2004.

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