Early Origins of the Snappe family
The surname Snappe was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Early records reveal Agnes del Snappe in a Huntingdonshire record of 1242; John atte
Sneppe in the 1327 Subsidy Rolls
of Sussex; and Robert de Snape in the 1355 Feet of Fines of Yorkshire
. Later, we found Roger Snape in the 1525 Subsidy Rolls
. The name is derived from the Old English word "snaep" or the Old Norman word "snap" which means "dweller by the pasture."
Early History of the Snappe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snappe research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1683, 1675, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Snappe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Snappe Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Snappe family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Richard Snappe of Faller in Oxfordshire; Andrew Snape (the younger), serjeant farrier to Charles II, and author of The Anatomy of an Horse (1683); and... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snappe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Snappe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Snape settled in St. Christopher in 1635; William Snapes settled in Virginia in 1653; Barbara, Lawrence, and John Snapp, arrived in Philadelphia in 1733.