Snoddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Snoddy was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Snoddy family lived at the town of Snodgrass in the county of Ayrshire. The name of this place is derived from the Northern Old English words snod, meaning smooth, and grass, meaning grass.
Early Origins of the Snoddy family
The surname Snoddy was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Snoddy family
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Snoddy Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Snoddy has been spelled Snodgrass, Snodgers, Snedgrass, Snadgrass and others.
Early Notables of the Snoddy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Snoddy family to Ireland
Some of the Snoddy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Snoddy migration to the United States +
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Snoddy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Snoddy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 
- Mary Snoddy, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 
- Samuel Snoddy, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 
Snoddy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Snoddy, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1895
Snoddy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Snoddy, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Larna, Ireland, in 1907
- David Snoddy, aged 34, who landed in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1908
- Helen Snoddy, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Greenock, Scotland, in 1908
- Francis Snoddy, aged 24, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1910
- Ernest Snoddy, aged 25, who settled in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1920
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Snoddy migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Snoddy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Irene Snoddy, aged 15, who immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1920
- Sarah J. Snoddy, aged 36, who immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Snoddy (post 1700) +
- John C. Snoddy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1924 
- Sean Snoddy (b. 1962), Irish professional footballer
- Stephen Snoddy, Irish Curator and Gallery Director
- Raymond Snoddy OBE, Irish-born, British journalist, television presenter, author and media commentator
- Alan Snoddy (b. 1955), retired Northern Irish football referee
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html