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The Snowdon 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."

Snowdon Early Origins



The surname Snowdon was 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.

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Snowdon Spelling Variations


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Snowdon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Snowden, Sneddan, Sneddon, Snedden, Snawdone and many more.

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Snowdon Early History


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Snowdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snowdon research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1616, 1688, 1763, 1640 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Snowdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Snowdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Snowdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snowdon 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 or some of its variants were: Richard Snowden, who arrived in Maryland and settled in South River in 1679; William Snedden who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755; John Snadon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Snowdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Snowdon (post 1700)



  • Ross M. Snowdon Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of East Detroit, Michigan, 1969
  • Howard J. Snowdon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944
  • David A. Snowdon (b. 1952), American epidemiologist and professor of neurology at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky
  • Andrew Snowdon (b. 1965), English cricketer
  • Michael Snowdon (b. 1947), English cricketer
  • Lisa Snowdon (b. 1972), English fashion model, television personality and presenter, host of the reality television show Britain's Next Top Model (2006 to 2009)
  • Christopher John Snowdon, British author and freelance journalist
  • Warren Edward Snowdon (b. 1950), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Northern Territory (1987-1996)

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Snowdon Historic Events


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Snowdon Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Robert Snowdon, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Snowdon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Snowdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snowdon 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 11:17.

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