Snowden Family History

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Snowden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Snowden, a place in West Yorkshire named from Old English snaw ‘snow’ + dun ‘hill’, i.e. a hill where snow lies long.

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


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

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Snowden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Snowden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Snowden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Snowden Family Origin

Where is the Snowden family from?

Snowden Family Occupations

What did your Snowden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Snowden. A less common occupation for the Snowden family was Farm Laborer. The most common Snowden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Snowden's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Snowden ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Snowden Historical Records

What Snowden family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Snowden. 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 Card

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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Snowden Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Snowden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Snowden ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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