Schroeder Family History
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Schroeder Name Meaning
North German (Schröder): occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German schroden, schraden ‘to cut’. The same term was occasionally used to denote a gristmiller as well as a shoemaker, whose work included cutting leather, and also a drayman, one who delivered beer and wine in bulk to customers; in some instances the surname may have been acquired in either of these senses. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Schroder, Schneider, Schriever, Schrieber, Schreier, Schaefer