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Snyder Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schneider ‘tailor’ and of its Slavic(ized) variants such as Slovak Slovenian and Croatian Šnajder Czech Šnajdr (see also Snider ). Dutch: variant archaic or Americanized of Snijder an occupational name for a tailor from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sniden ‘to cut’.

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

Similar surnames: Snider, Sneider, Sayer, Nader, Seyer, Spader, Seader, Sander, Sluder

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Where is the Snyder family from?

You can see how Snyder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snyder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snyder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 923 Snyder families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Snyder's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Snyder families in 1840.
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What did your Snyder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Snyder. 13% of Snyder men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Snyder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snyder were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Snyder. 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 174,000 military records available for the last name Snyder. For the veterans among your Snyder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snyder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Snyder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Snyder in 1940 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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