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Origin and popularity of the name SCHNEIDER


Schneider : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor literally ‘cutter’ from Middle High German snīder German Schneider Yiddish shnayder. The same term was sometimes used to denote a woodcutter. This surname is also established in many other parts of Europe notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) the Netherlands Hungary Poland and Czechia. In Czechia Slovakia Croatia and Slovenia it is also established in Slavicized forms (see 2 below). In part Schneider is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar). Compare Sneider 1 Snider 1 and Snyder 1.2: Germanized form of Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian Šnajdr or Šnajder and Czech Šneidr Šneider Šnejdr and Šnejder surnames of German origin (see above).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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