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Sniper Early Origins



The surname Sniper 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 of Sussex. The name is derived from the Old English word "snaep" or the Old Norman word "snap" which means "dweller by the pasture."

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Sniper Spelling Variations


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Sniper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Snape, Snappe, Snepe, Snapes and others.

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Sniper Early History


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Sniper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sniper research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1683, 1675, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Sniper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sniper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sniper Early Notables (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 Sniper 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:

Sniper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Sniper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Sniper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Sniper, aged 18, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sniper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sniper (post 1700)



  • Gustavus Sniper, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 3rd District, 1870-72

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Sniper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sniper 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 November 2015 at 09:16.

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