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Snipes Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Snipe .

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

Similar surnames: Pipes, Niles, Snipe, Shipes, Shires, Sikes, Smiles, Spikes, Stines

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Where is the Snipes family from?

You can see how Snipes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snipes family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Snipes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 35 Snipes families living in North Carolina. This was about 49% of all the recorded Snipes's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Snipes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Snipes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Snipes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Snipes. 25% of Snipes men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Snipes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snipes were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Snipes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snipes 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 624 immigration records available for the last name Snipes. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Snipes. For the veterans among your Snipes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snipes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Snipes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Snipes in 1944 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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