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Snee Family History

Snee Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Sneed with loss of the final consonant. Irish (Mayo and Sligo): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sniadhaigh ‘descendant of Sniadhach’ a personal name apparently meaning ‘nitty’ from sneadh ‘nit’.

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


Similar surnames: Nee, Knee, Snoke, Bee, Pee, Kneen, Sem, Mcnee, Klee, Slee

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Where is the Snee family from?

You can see how Snee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Snee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Snee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 87 Snee families living in Yorkshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Snee's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Snee families in 1891.
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What did your Snee ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Snee. 42% of Snee men worked as a General Labourer and 85% of Snee women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Snee were Bricklayer and Nursing Trainer. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    42%
  • Builders Labourer
    17%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    4%
  • Nursing Trainer
    3%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Snee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Snee 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 Snee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Snee. For the veterans among your Snee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Snee lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Snee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Snee in 1953 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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