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Gender: surname
Meaning: one who sews, tailor
Related Names: Schneidau, Schneidar, Schneider, Schneidter, Schnieder, Schnitter, Schnyder, Scneider, Snider

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if surname



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: snyder Origin: German,,, Dutch,,, American,, Meaning (no case): one who sews, tailor

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The surname Snyder was originally an occupational surname given to people who worked as tailors. Snyder may be either Dutch or German in origin, and derives from the Dutch sniden, meaning "to cut."[1] The Dutch word sniden can be traced back to the Old German snidanaere, meaning "cloth cutter."[1] In German, the alternative spelling Schneider was sometimes given to woodcutters as well as tailors.[1]

Snyder may also be an Americanized spelling of Schneider, and the change may have occurred during immigration.


According to, Snyder is the 138th most common surname in the United States. The highest concentration of people with the last name Snyder is in Pennsylvania, followed by Ohio, California and Florida.[1] In the early 20th century, the Snyder name was found almost exclusively in Pennsylvania and nearby states.[1]


  • There were more than 4,000 people with the surname Snyder who fought in the U.S. Civil War. Only 318 served on the Confederate side, while the rest served the Union.[1]
  • The first people with the last name Snyder to arrive in the United States came in the early 18th century, and many of them settled in Philadelphia.[1]



  • Dan Snyder: hockey player (born February 23, 1978)
  • Elizabeth Snyder: television writer, best known for her work on Soap Operas
  • Ellsworth Snyder: artist and musician (born May 13, 1931)
  • Gary Snyder: poet and environmental activist (born May 8, 1930)
  • Robert Snyder, Professor of Journalism at Rutgers Newark, NJ
  • Ted Snyder: composer and lyricist (born August 15, 1881)
  • Tom Snyder: former host of The Late Late Show (born May 12, 1936)
  • Zack Snyder: writer and film director (born March 1, 1966)
  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder: author (born 1927)
  • David Snyder: a distinguished professor of contracts and sales at the Washington College of Law, DC

Author: Sarena Ulibarri


Facts about SnyderRDF feed
Gender surname  +
Length 6  +
Meaning one who sews, tailor  +
Meaningnc one who sews, tailor  +
Name snyder  +
Origin German  +, Dutch  +, and American  +
Popularity 0  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Schneidau  +, Schneidar  +, Schneider  +, Schneidter  +, Schnieder  +, Schnitter  +, Schnyder  +, Scneider  +, and Snider  +
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