Snoe is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Snow,
a personal name
in the same group of names that also included Winter and Frost. These personal names were given to children as a result of prevailing weather conditions during their birth. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Snoe family
The surname Snoe was first found in Rutland where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. In pre-historical times Snow was the name of a King of Denmark with which there may be a conjectural perhaps legendary connection.
Early History of the Snoe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snoe research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1749, 1593, 1597, 1600, 1667, 1640, 1648 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Snoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Snoe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Snoe has been recorded under many different variations, including Snow, Snowe and others.
Early Notables of the Snoe family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Jeremy Snow; John Snow, English Member of Parliament for Tregony 1593 and Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) 1597; and... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Snoe family to Ireland
Some of the Snoe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Snoe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Snoe or a variant listed above: Adan Snow settled in Barbados in 1660; followed by George in 1685; Henry Snow settled in Virginia in 1635 John i622; Georgei in 1649; Nicholas Snow settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620.