Meaning and Origin of: Schroeder

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German (Schröder) : occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German schrōden, schrāden ‘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.

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