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The name Snooks is most likely derived from the Old English word "snoc," which is a projecting piece of land. There is also a popular tale that the surname came from the place name Sevenoaks, in Kent, which was often pronounced "Se noaks." The town's name is derived from the Saxon word "Seouenaca", the name given to a small chapel near seven oak trees in Knole Park around 800 AD

Snooks Early Origins



The surname Snooks was first found in Kent where Eduuardus Snoch was listed in 1066 in the Domesday Book. Other early references include Stenesnoc in Hampshire, and John and Thomas Snok in the Domesday of St. Paul's in 1222. Later records show Robert Shouk in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327. And it is from this latter reference that the relationship to the aforementioned "Sevenoaks" is best shown. For it is here that Sussex deeds show a family of Snooks having many spelling variations from Sevenoaks to S'noaks. The name was pronounced "Sennocke" at the time and this pronunciation is still used at times in various places.

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Snooks Spelling Variations


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Snooks Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Snooks, Snook, Snooke, Snookes, Snouke, Snoukes and others.

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Snooks Early History


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Snooks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snooks research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snooks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Snooks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Snooks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Snooks 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:

Snooks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Snooks, aged 21, originally from Milton Hill, England, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG2-ZTL : 6 December 2014), George Snooks, 25 Mar 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas Snooks, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Armorel" from Gibraltar, Spain [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WR-R62 : 6 December 2014), Thomas Snooks, 21 Aug 1919; citing departure port Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name Armorel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • George Snooks, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FP-MPF : 6 December 2014), George Snooks, 24 Jan 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Snooks Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Snooks, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Snooks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Snooks (post 1700)



  • James Blackman "Robert" Snooks (1761-1802), English highwayman, reputedly the last to be hanged, in Boxmoor on March 11th, 1802; a small memorial stone marks the spot of his execution
  • Thomas James Snooks (1890-1958), Australian developer-builder from Perth
  • Graeme Donald Snooks (b. 1944), Australian systems theorist and stratologist

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Snooks Historic Events


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Snooks Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William H Snooks (b. 1918), Canadian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Carsbrook, Newfoundland, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. W Snooks (d. 1912), aged 26, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG2-ZTL : 6 December 2014), George Snooks, 25 Mar 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WR-R62 : 6 December 2014), Thomas Snooks, 21 Aug 1919; citing departure port Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name Armorel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FP-MPF : 6 December 2014), George Snooks, 24 Jan 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Snooks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snooks 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.

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