Schneider (surname)

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Schneider (German for "tailor"; literally "someone who cuts," from the verb schneiden "to cut") is a very common family name in Germany.[1] Alternate spellings include: Schnieder, Snyder, Snider, Sneider, Sneijder (Dutch), Snither (English), Snyman (Afrikaans), Schnyder, Schnider (Swiss German), Sznajder (Hungarian), Znaider (Polish) and Schnaider.[2]

People[edit]

A–G[edit]

H–P[edit]

R–Z[edit]

Families[edit]

The Doll Family, a performing group of four midget siblings from Germany

  • Elly Annie "Tiny" Schneider (1914–2004)
  • Frieda A. "Gracie" Schneider (1899–1970)
  • Kurt Fritz "Harry" Schneider (1902–1985)
  • Hilda Emma "Daisy" Schneider (1907–1980)

Sznajder[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

See also[edit]

Surname project[edit]

An effort is currently underway to genetically identify, via Y chromosome DNA testing, Schneider lineages worldwide.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die häufigsten 100 Nachnamen in Deutschland" (in German). 9 February 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Schneider – Surname Meaning". About.com. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Schneider DNA (Y-DNA) Project