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Type Surname (from occupation)

Meaning & History

Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.

In some cases, names originating as German Schneider or Yiddish Shnayder became Snyder due to illiteracy.

The verb schneiden is German and sniðan is Anglo-Saxon for to cut.
Added 11/15/2008 by blackkdark

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