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The Sneddon name is a habitational name taken on from the place Snowden, in West Yorkshire. The place name is derived from the Old English words "snow," meaning "snow," and "dun," meaning "hill."

Sneddon Early Origins



The surname Sneddon was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, in Snawden in Lauderdale, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Sneddon Spelling Variations


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Sneddon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Snowden, Sneddan, Sneddon, Snedden, Snawdone and many more.

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Sneddon Early History


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Sneddon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sneddon research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1616, 1688, 1763, 1640 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Sneddon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sneddon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sneddon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sneddon Notables 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:

Sneddon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Sneddon, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • Thomas Sneddon, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • Archibald Sneddon, aged 29, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • John Sneddon, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • James Sneddon, aged 18, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sneddon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sneddon (post 1700)



  • Scott Sneddon (b. 1940), American politician, Mayor of Ogden, Utah, 1989
  • Robert Lee Sneddon (b. 1921), former American NFL football running back
  • Ian Naismith Sneddon (1919-2000), Scottish (American born) mathematician
  • David Sneddon (b. 1978), British pop singer-songwriter
  • Bob Allan Sneddon (b. 1944), retired Canadian NHL professional ice hockey player
  • Thomas Sneddon, District Attorney of Santa Barbara County from 1983 to 2007

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Sneddon Historic Events


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Sneddon Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Sneddon, British, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sneddon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sneddon 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 25 January 2016 at 14:46.

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