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Snead Early Origins



The surname Snead was first found in Staffordshire where one of the first on record was Henry de Sneyd who married Margaret, the daughter and heiress of Nicholas de Tunstall, of the Tunstalls of Lancashire and Yorkshire, in 1310. "The noble race of Sneyds, of great worship and account, appear to be denominated from Snead, a hamlet in the parish of Tunstall, in this county, where they were seated as early as the reign of Henry III. By marriage with the heiress of Tunstall they had other lands in that parish, and for two descents were called Sneyd alias Tunstall." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The arms of this family are a 'curiosity of heraldry,' being partly of the allusive kind, and consisting of a scythe and a fleur-de-lis. The pun is in the handle of the scythe, provincially called a snead. The fleur-de-lis said to have been added by Richard de Tunstall; alias Sneyd, after the battle of Poictiers; but I should rather consider it to have been part of the original device." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Snead Spelling Variations


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Snead Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sneyd, Sneed, Snead, Sneade, Sneeds and others.

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Snead Early History


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Snead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snead research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1614, 1695, 1660 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Snead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Snead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Snead Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Snead In Ireland


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Snead In Ireland



Some of the Snead family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Snead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuell Snead, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Rich Snead, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Sarah Snead, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • Richard Snead, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Snead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne, Elizabeth, James, John, Mary, Richard, Robert, and Thomas Snead, who all arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • Henry Snead, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Snead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas and Elizabeth Snead, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina

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Contemporary Notables of the name Snead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Snead (post 1700)



  • Esix Snead (b. 1976), American former Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Mets (2002-2004)
  • Oceana Wardlaw Martin Snead (1885-1909), American who was drugged and drowned in East Orange, New Jersey by her own family to collect $32,000 in insurance
  • Samuel Lester "Les" Snead, American general manager of the St. Louis Rams
  • Willie Snead IV (b. 1992), American football wide receiver
  • Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (b. 1940), American professional PGA golfer, nephew of Sam Snead
  • Norman Bailey "Norm" Snead (b. 1939), American former NFL football quarterback who played from 1961 to 1976
  • Samuel Jackson "Sam" Snead (1912-2002), American professional PGA golfer, one of the top players in the world for most of four decades having won 82 PGA events, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974
  • Bruce Snead, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1997-98, 2001-02
  • Audrey Snead, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2000
  • Claiborne Snead, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 29th District, 1902-03
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Snead


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Suggested Readings for the name Snead



  • Snead Notebook by Elizabeth Cowan Snead Shue.
  • Your Herita.
  • : Bush Sneed by Estelle Clark Herdeg.
  • Snead, Sneed, Sneyde Genealogical Workbook.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec opprimere nec opprimi
Motto Translation: Neither to oppress nor to be oppressed.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  11. ...

The Snead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snead 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.

This page was last modified on 21 April 2016 at 21:17.

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