in the West Riding in a village a few miles from Goole. In 1191, Henry Snayth was a Freeman of York. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year Ithelard Snayth held estates in the year 1250.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Snathe, who settled in Barbados in 1635; Frances Snaith settled in Boston in 1812.