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About the Schneider surname

the name Schneider is taken from the profession of tailor. My grandmother's maiden name is Snider and traces back to Herman Schneider, born in Hesse Kassel area of What is now Germany. He was a Hessian soldier who came to Pa. in about 1777, captured in 1779, pardoned in 1881 and married Elizabeth Bauman, or Bowman, in 1881 in Pa. he changed his name to Snider. Other Schneider families were living in Pa. prior to the American Revolution and several changed their names to Snyder or Snider.