Schneider (surname)

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






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


Fictional characters

See also

Surname project

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


  1. "Die häufigsten 100 Nachnamen in Deutschland" (in German). 9 February 2009. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  2. "Schneider – Surname Meaning". Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  3. Schneider DNA (Y-DNA) Project
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