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Snowdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Snowdon family


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.

Early History of the Snowdon family


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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.

Snowdon Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Snowdon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Snowdon family to the New World and Oceana


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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Snowdon (post 1700)


  • David A. Snowdon (b. 1952), American epidemiologist and professor of neurology at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky
  • Ross M. Snowdon Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of East Detroit, Michigan, 1969 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Howard J. Snowdon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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)

Historic Events for the Snowdon family



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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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