Sneed Family History

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Sneed Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a detatched piece of land or woodland, from Middle English snede, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English sn?d), as for example Snead in Worcestershire or The Sneyd in Staffordshire.

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

Similar surnames: Seed, Leed, See, Creed, Knee, Stead, Speed, Breed, Shedd, Peed

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Sneed Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sneed name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sneed. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Sneed Family Origin

Where is the Sneed family from?

Sneed Family Occupations

What did your Sneed ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sneed occupation in the UK was Assist At China Warehouse Mf. 10% of Sneed's were Assist At China Warehouse Mfs. A less common occupation for the Sneed family was Coachman (D). Assist At China Warehouse Mf, Chemist and Chimney Sweep were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sneed.

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  • Assist At China Warehouse Mf

  • Chemist

  • Chimney Sweep

  • Coachman (D)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sneed ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sneed Historical Records

What Sneed family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Sneed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sneed census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sneed. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Sneed. For the veterans among your Sneed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sneed Life Expectancy

What is the average Sneed lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sneed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sneed in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sneed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sneed ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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