Heraldry: Snider

Title-SniderEach family connects hundreds of people to form an intricate pattern of ancestors and descendants.  Our origins span the world, our families come from all religions and ways of life.  The common thread of Heraldry links many cultures and establishes the foundations of a Surname before words were a common understanding and images demonstrated a basic understanding to the populace.

This page represents the following Surnames: Snider.  Snyder.  Schneider.  Schnyder.  Snither.  Sneider.

Heraldry for every family is represented on each page as it has become available through out our research, as a tribute to the historical and evolutionary process that each family has survived. Name definitions are provided for each family as we find a connection to them, through intermarriage or discovery. Scottish, English and Irish families are represented with tartans, badges and other memorabilia as it becomes available to us. We’ve worked very hard at finding the most accurate and appropriate connections for each surname, if you see an error or have more information to add, please contact us via e-mail at CSGS@SnowStones.com.


Snider Name Meaning

Snider and Snyder are anglicization’s of Schneider. Schneider means ‘Tailor’ (From Middle High German, literally meaning ‘cutter’).

Snider Name Meaning and History

Dutch: variant of Sneider ‘tailor’.

Americanized form of German Schneider.

Respelling of Slovenian Žnider, from žnidar, an occupational name for a tailor of German origin (see Schneider).

Sneider Name Meaning and History

Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sneden ‘to cut’.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schneider.

Schneider Name Meaning and History

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, literally ‘cutter’, from Middle High German snider, German Schneider, Yiddish shnayder. The same term was sometimes used to denote a woodcutter. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Family Motto: ‘In Hoc Signo Vincam’ (Under This Sign I Shall Conquer)

Family Crest:   Coat of Arms

Additional Resources:

A History of Vaughan Township, Written by G. Elmore Reaman

Surname References from:
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Encyclopedia of Surnames, John Ayto, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978 0 7136 8144 4
(Unless otherwise stated)

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