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Origin and Meaning of Schnabel

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  • According to a user from South Carolina, United States, the name Schnabel is of German origin and means "Beak".
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  1. United States composer (born in Austria) and pianist noted for his interpretations of the works of Mozart and Beethoven and Schubert (1882-1951)

From Middle High German snabel, from Old High German snabul, from Proto-Germanic *snabulaz (“snout, muzzle”), from Proto-Indo-European *ksnew- (“to scratch, rub”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Snoabel (“beak, bill”), Old English snofl (“mucus, snivel”).

  1. beak, bill, pecker
  2. spout

Notable Persons With the Last Name Schnabel

Vito was born on July 27th, 1986.


Julian Schnabel is an artist in the fields of painting and film. Julian was born on October 26th, 1951 in Brooklyn.


Artur Schnabel was a pianist, composer, and pianistandcomposer. Artur was born Artur Schnabel on April 17th, 1882 in Lipnik (Kunzendorf) near Bielitz, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 1951.


Stefan Schnabel was an actor. He was most active from 1933 to 1992. Stefan was given the name Stefan Artur Schnabel on February 2nd, 1912 in Berlin. He left this life on March 11th, 1999.


Johann was born on November 7th, 1692 in Sandersdorf, Germany. He left this life in 1751.


Charles was born in 1895. He breathed his last breath in 1974.


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Popularity of Schnabel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Schnabel U.S.
  White 94.69% 64.26%
  African American 0.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Schnabel

People with the last name Schnabel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Schnabel

  • How Popular is the name Schnabel? As a last name Schnabel was the 10,365th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Schnabel? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Schnabel was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Schnabel: Your name in reverse order is Lebanhcs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Achselbn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Schnabel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,110 people with the last name Schnabel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Schnabel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Schnabel as their last name.

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