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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)



  • 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)

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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 [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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Snowdon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. 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.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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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 30 April 2017 at 12:17.

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