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Snowden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many minor places called from hills where the snow lay long (Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’). In Yorkshire the name is either from High and Low Snowden in Askwith (Yorkshire) or Snowden Hill in Hunshelf while in Devon the name is probably from Snowdon in Buckfastleigh or Snowdon in Rattery. The precise sources of the name in other counties have not been identified. Snow End in Anstey (Hertfordshire) recorded as Snowdon in 1362 is a possibility but it is not known if it gave rise to a surname. Compare Sneddon .

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

Similar surnames: Snowdon, Bowden, Rowden, Cowden, Howden, Crowden, Plowden, Norden

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Where is the Snowden family from?

You can see how Snowden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snowden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snowden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 133 Snowden families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Snowden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Snowden families in 1911.
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What did your Snowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Snowden. 40% of Snowden men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Snowden women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snowden were Laborer 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Housekeeper
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There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Snowden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snowden 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Snowden. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Snowden. For the veterans among your Snowden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snowden lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Snowden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Snowden in 1946 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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