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Snyder Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sniden ‘to cut’. Americanized form of German Schneider.

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


Similar surnames: Snider, Sneider, Sayer, Nader, Seyer, Spader, Seader, Sander, Sluder

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Where is the Snyder family from?

You can see how Snyder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snyder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snyder families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Snyder families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Snyder's in the UK. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Snyder families in 1891.
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What did your Snyder ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Snyder. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 763,000 census records available for the last name Snyder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snyder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Snyder. 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 174,000 military records available for the last name Snyder. For the veterans among your Snyder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snyder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Snyder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Snyder in 1940 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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