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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Surname Saturday: Schneider

The surname Schneider means "tailor" in German. It is an occupational surname. These maps from Christoph Stöpel's Geogen 3.0 surname mapping site show just how common the surname is.

Absolute distribution

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Relative distribution

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My known Schneider ancestors are:

Maternal grandmother: Margaret Ann Schneider
born 16 March 1911, St. Louis, Missouri
married William Herbert Foerstel 22 September 1931, St. Louis, Missouri
married John Boe (my grandfather) 25 September 1939, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
died 4 August 1986, New York, New York

Great-grandfather: John (Johann) Schneider
born 6 December 1878, Remagen, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
married Paulina Gersbacher 23 July 1902, St. Louis, Missouri
died 11 June 1955, St. Louis, Missouri

2nd-great-grandfather: Carl Joseph Schneider
born 22 January 1855, Erpel, Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
married Christina Nagel 31 January 1878, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
died 5 November 1901, St. Louis, Missouri

3rd-great-grandfather: Johann Wilhelm Schneider
baptized 2 April 1826, Remagen, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
married Anna Sibylle Lindlohr (my 3rd-great-grandmother) 20 April 1853, Erpel, Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
married Adelheid Noll 3 February 1863, Erpel, Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
died 13 November 1871, Erpel, Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

4th-great-grandfather: Nikolaus Schneider
baptized 11 September 1777, Düngenheim, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
married Anna Franziska Fassbender 6 January 1818, Remagen, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
died 7 November 1835, Remagen, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

5th-great-grandfather: Bernhard Schneider
married Catharina Miesen
died 12 November 1784, Düngenheim, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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