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Snipe Family History

Snipe Name Meaning

English:: from the Middle English personal name Snipe Snype (Old English Snip Old Norse Snípr) or directly from the Middle English or Old Norse bird-name which gave rise to it. in Yorkshire a variant of Knipe pronounced Nipe with prosthetic S-.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Snape, Stipe, Pipe, Lipe, Spire, Stile, Snoke, Soine, Stripe, Cripe

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Where is the Snipe family from?

You can see how Snipe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snipe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snipe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Snipe families living in Northwest Territories. This was about 88% of all the recorded Snipe's in Canada. Northwest Territories had the highest population of Snipe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Snipe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Snipe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Hunter was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Snipe. 100% of Snipe women worked as a Hunter. .

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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 1921

  • Hunter
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Snipe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snipe 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 240 immigration records available for the last name Snipe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Snipe. For the veterans among your Snipe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snipe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Snipe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Snipe in 1957 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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