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Snead Family History

Snead Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sneed.

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

Similar surnames: Shead, Stear, Snee, Sea, Rhead, Sweat, Shad, Need, Sneed, Shed

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Where is the Snead family from?

You can see how Snead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snead family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Snead families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 62 Snead families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Snead's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Snead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Snead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Snead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Snead. 20% of Snead men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Snead women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snead were Farming 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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Snead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snead 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Snead. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Snead. For the veterans among your Snead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snead lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Snead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Snead in 1941 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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