Snape Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places in England and southern Scotland, for example in North Yorkshire near Bedale, in the Lowlands near Biggar, and in Suffolk, so named with Old English snæp ‘area of boggy land’. In Sussex the dialect term snape is still used of boggy, uncultivable land.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Slape, Snipe, Slade, Sage, Staple, Knapp, Stade, Snare, Pape, Sapp

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Snape Family Origin

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Snape Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Cotton Spinner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Snape family was Cotton Spinner. Coal Miner, Cotton Weaver and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Snape. The most common Snape occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Snape's were Coal Miners.

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Snape Historical Records

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Snape Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Snape life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Snape in 1948 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Snape

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