Snowball History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Snowball family

The surname Snowball was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1301 when Robert Snowbal held estates in the shire.

Early History of the Snowball family

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Snowball Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Snowball, Snowbal, Snowbawl, Snaubal, Snowbald and others.

Early Notables of the Snowball family (pre 1700)

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United States Snowball migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Snowball Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Snowball, aged 28, who immigrated to America, in 1892
  • J. B. Snowball, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1895
Snowball Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Fred William Snowball, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from County Durham, in 1904
  • George Snowball, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Acklington, England, in 1906
  • George Snowball, aged 50, who settled in America from Blyth, England, in 1909
  • Frederick Snowball, aged 41, who landed in America from Tunderhand, England, in 1909
  • Frederick William Snowball, aged 33, who landed in America from Spennymoor, England, in 1912
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Canada Snowball migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Snowball Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Elizabeth Snowball, aged 22, who immigrated to Ontario, Canada, in 1914
  • Frederick L. Snowball, aged 26, who settled in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1921
  • E. Alison Snowball, aged 24, who settled in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1921
  • George W. Snowball, aged 55, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1922

Australia Snowball migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Snowball Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ralph Snowball, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Snowball (post 1700) +

  • Elizabeth "Betty" Alexandra Snowball (1908-1988), English cricket player for England women's cricket team
  • Dame Priscilla Deborah Snowball D.B.E., C.B.E. (b. 1958), British Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Chairman for AMVBBDO Advertising Agency was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for services to Advertising, Diversity and Equality
  • William Bunting Snowball (1865-1925), Canadian politician, son of Jabez Bunting Snowball, mayor of Chatham, New Brunswick
  • Jabez Bunting Snowball (1837-1907), Canadian businessman, the 11th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from Chatham, New Brunswick


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm


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