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Snipes Early Origins



The surname Snipes 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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Snipes Spelling Variations


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Snipes Spelling Variations



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

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Snipes Early History


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Snipes Early History



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

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Snipes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Snipes 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 Snipes 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:

Snipes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nathan Snipes, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1908
  • V.L. Snipes, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Nathan L. Snipes, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Rene Snipes, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • B.H. Snipes, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Snipes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Snipes (post 1700)



  • Wyatt Eure Snipes (1896-1941), American Major League Baseball player
  • Renaldo Snipes (b. 1956), American boxer and two time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion
  • Angelo Snipes (b. 1963), former American football linebacker
  • Wesley Trent Snipes (b. 1962), American actor, film producer, and martial artist
  • Wyatt Eure Snipes, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Marion County, 1938-40
  • P. D. Snipes, American politician, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1947-51
  • Alfred M. Snipes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972

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Suggested Readings for the name Snipes


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Suggested Readings for the name Snipes



  • The Descendants & Ancestry of Young Snipes by Earl A. Truett.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Snipes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snipes 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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