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Where did the English Snowden family come from? What is the English Snowden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Snowden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Snowden family history?The Snowden name is a habitational name taken on from the place Snowden, in West Yorkshire. The place name is derived from the Old English words "snow," meaning "snow," and "dun," meaning "hill."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Snowden, Sneddan, Sneddon, Snedden, Snawdone and many more.
First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, in Snawden in Lauderdale, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snowden research. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1616, 1688, 1763, 1640 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Snowden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snowden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Snowden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Snowden, who arrived in Maryland in 1652
- John Snowden, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
- Isaac Snowden, who landed in Maryland in 1677
- Richard Snowden, who arrived in Maryland and settled in South River in 1679
Snowden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Tho Snowden, who landed in Virginia in 1704
- Leonard Snowden, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736-1737
Snowden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Snowden, who arrived in America in 1806
- Esther Snowden, who arrived in New York with her two children in 1820
- Henry Snowden, aged 26, arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1824
- James Snowden, who arrived in New York in 1836
- Orr Snowden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
Snowden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Pickering and Ralph Snowden, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
- Pickering Snowden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
Snowden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Jane Bell Snowden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1813
Snowden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Snowden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lalla Rookh" in 1840
- John D. Snowden, aged 37, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
Snowden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Snowden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
- Charles Snowden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
- Thomas Snowden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
- Van Charles Snowden (1939-2010), American puppeteer
- George "Shorty" Snowden (1904-1982), American dancer in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s, credited with coining the name "Lindy Hop"
- Admiral Thomas Snowden (1857-1930), American naval officer, awarded the Navy Cross during World War I, eponym of the USS Snowden (DE-246), an Edsall-class destroyer escort
- Frank M. Snowden Jr., (1911-2007), American professor emeritus of classics at Howard University
- George Holburn Snowden (1901-1990), American sculptor
- A Loudon Snowden, U.S. ambassador to Spain 1892–1893
- John M. Snowden (1776-1845), American politician, Mayor of the city of Pittsburgh (1825-1828)
- Mr. Thomas Snowden, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Lynn, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
- Mr. Fred A. Snowden (d. 1915), Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
- David John Snowden (b. 1954), Welsh academic, consultant and researcher
- The Descendants of Joseph Snowden by Virginia Whitman Snowden.
- Montpelier & the Snowden Family by William Grover Cook.
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- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
- Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
The Snowden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snowden 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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