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Snow Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with snow‐white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion from Middle English snou snow ‘snow’ (Old English snaw). American shortened and altered (translated into English) form of any of the Jewish artificial names composed with German Schnee Schnei Schneu ‘snow’ as the first element e.g. Schneeberg . Americanized form of French Canadian Chenard reflecting the characteristic Canadian and American French rounding of the -ard ending.

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


Similar surnames: Low, Knox, Noy, New, Shew, Show, Snook, Scow, Noe, Bow

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Where is the Snow family from?

You can see how Snow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 433 Snow families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 49% of all the recorded Snow's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Snow families in 1911.
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What did your Snow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Snow. 24% of Snow men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Snow women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snow were Miner 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Fisherman
    10%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 325,000 census records available for the last name Snow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snow 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 53,000 immigration records available for the last name Snow. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Snow. For the veterans among your Snow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snow lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Snow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Snow in 1941 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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