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Snedden Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Sneddon. Dutch: occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from Middle Dutch snede ‘cut’.

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

Similar surnames: Sneider, Sneden, Shedden, Sneddon, Shelden, Shadden, Hedden, Scadden

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Where is the Snedden family from?

You can see how Snedden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snedden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snedden families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 10 Snedden families living in Hampshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Snedden's in United Kingdom. Hampshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Snedden families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Snedden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Snedden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Snedden. 86% of Snedden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Snedden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Snedden. For the veterans among your Snedden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snedden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Snedden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Snedden in 1947 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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