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Schnitzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German snitzære ‘woodcutter carver crossbow maker’. German Schnitzer.

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


Similar surnames: Schmitzer, Schwitzer, Schnitzler, Schweitzer, Schlitter, Scherzer

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Where is the Schnitzer family from?

You can see how Schnitzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schnitzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schnitzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schnitzer family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Schnitzer's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schnitzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schnitzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schnitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schnitzer. 14% of Schnitzer men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Schnitzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schnitzer were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Typist
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Schnitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnitzer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schnitzer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schnitzer. For the veterans among your Schnitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schnitzer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schnitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schnitzer in 1951 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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