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Where did the English Snelling family come from? What is the English Snelling family crest and coat of arms? When did the Snelling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Snelling family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Snelling, Snellinc, Snellin, Snellinge and others.

First found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were recorded as Lords of the manor before the taking of the Domesday Book, [1] in 1086.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snelling research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snelling History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Snelling Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • William Snelling settled in New England in 1630
  • William Snelling, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1648
  • Richd Snelling, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Richard Snelling settled in Virginia in 1653
  • John Snelling, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1657

Snelling Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Franz Snelling, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Snelling Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Snelling, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Benjamin Snelling, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850


  • Diane B. Snelling (b. 1952), American politician
  • William Joseph Snelling (1804-1848), American adventurer, writer, poet, and journalist
  • Walter Otheman Snelling (1880-1965), American chemist and explosives expert who discovered propane, recipient of the Edward Longstreth Medal (1962); Honorary Doctor of Science, Lehigh University
  • Charles Melton Snelling (1862-1939), the first Chancellor or the University of Georgia
  • Charles Frederick Theodore Snelling (b. 1937), Canadian Olympic figure skater
  • Christopher Doyle Snelling (b. 1981), former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • John James "Jack" Snelling (b. 1972), Australian politician
  • Colonel Josiah Snelling (1782-1828), first commander of Fort Snelling, Minnesota
  • Richard Arkwright Snelling (1927-1991), Governor of Vermont from 1977 to 1985


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Snelling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snelling Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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