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Sneed Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a detatched piece of land or woodland, from Middle English snede, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English sn?d), as for example Snead in Worcestershire or The Sneyd in Staffordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Seed, Leed, See, Creed, Knee, Stead, Speed, Breed, Shedd, Peed

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Where is the Sneed family from?

You can see how Sneed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sneed family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sneed families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Sneed families living in Virginia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Sneed's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sneed families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sneed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sneed ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sneed. 24% of Sneed men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Sneed women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sneed were Farm Laborer and Laborer.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Sneed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sneed 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sneed. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Sneed. For the veterans among your Sneed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sneed lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sneed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sneed in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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