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Snider Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schneider ‘tailor’ and of its Slavicized (Czech Slovak Slovenian and Croatian) form Šnajder (Czech mostly Šnajdr). The Slovenian and Croatian surname is in most cases derived from the dialect loanword šnajder ‘tailor’. Compare Sneider 1 and Snyder Dutch: variant mostly Americanized of Snieder or Snijder ‘tailor’ (see Snyder ). In some cases probably also an Americanized form of Slovenian Žnider: variant of Žnidar from žnidar ‘tailor’ an archaic word of German origin (see Schneider compare 1 above and Znidarsic ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Snyder, Sneider, Seider, Snide, Slider, Strider, Snader, Siler, Nader

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Where is the Snider family from?

You can see how Snider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snider family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snider families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 328 Snider families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Snider's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Snider families in 1840.
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What did your Snider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Snider. 21% of Snider men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Snider women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snider were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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There are 37,000 military records available for the last name Snider. For the veterans among your Snider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snider lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Snider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Snider in 1942 was 19, and 74 in 2004.

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