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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


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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. 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).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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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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