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Sneed Early Origins



The surname Sneed 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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Sneed Spelling Variations


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Sneed Spelling Variations



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

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Sneed Early History


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Sneed Early History



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

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Sneed Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sneed Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sneed In Ireland


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Sneed In Ireland



Some of the Sneed 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:

Sneed Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Sneed, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • William Sneed, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Richard Sneed, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Sneed Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Sneed, who settled in Maryland in 1722

Sneed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Sneed, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Joseph Sneed, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Stephen Sneed, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Miss. Kate Sneed, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1896

Sneed Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Sneed, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Hughes Sneed, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Irene May Sneed, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Knowle, England, in 1910
  • Howard William Sneed, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Knowle, England, in 1910
  • Mrs. Ellen Sneed, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sneed (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sneed (post 1700)



  • Christine M. Sneed, American short story writer and visiting professor at DePaul University
  • Pamela Sneed, American New York-based poet, performance artist actress, activist, and teacher
  • Joseph D. Sneed (b. 1938), American physicist, and philosopher
  • William Henry Sneed (1812-1869), American attorney and politician
  • John Law Sneed (1861-1898), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Ed Sneed (b. 1944), American professional golfer, sportscaster and course design consultant
  • Joseph Tyree Sneed (1920-2008), former American Republican United States Deputy Attorney General
  • Ernest C. Sneed, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932
  • Edward M. Sneed, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1944
  • Charles W. U. Sneed, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1945-49; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1949
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Sneed Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sneed 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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