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Snay Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schnee . Variant of Senay a surname of French origin (see Seney ).

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


Similar surnames: Nay, Andy, Shaw, Senay, Shy, Sas, Smay, Stan, Stay, Skau

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Where is the Snay family from?

You can see how Snay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 36 Snay families living in Quebec. This was about 92% of all the recorded Snay's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Snay families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Snay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Snay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Snay. 28% of Snay men worked as a Laborer and 64% of Snay women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snay were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    64%
  • Nurse
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Snay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snay 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Snay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 810 military records available for the last name Snay. For the veterans among your Snay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snay lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Snay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Snay in 1950 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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