Last name: SNAPE

Welcome at Geneanet!

Welcome at Geneanet!

With Geneanet, find your ancestors from home, create your family tree for free, and explore and share your family history. Genealogy has never been easier, thanks to our database of 8 billion individuals, and our community of enthusiasts.

All you have to know about the last name SNAPE

Last name frequency

SNAPE : This last name is indexed 32,718 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SNAPE : English:: 1: habitational name from Middle English snap (Old Norse snap) ‘poor pasture or winter pasture’. Of the many minor placenames containing this word in northern England it was most probably Snape in Ormskirk (Lancashire) Snape in Well (North Yorkshire) or Snape in Sowerby (Yorkshire) that gave rise to the surname.2: from Middle English snap snep (Old English snæp) possibly meaning ‘boggy piece of land’. This may be the source of Snape in Suffolk and of numerous minor places called Snap or Snape in Cheshire Devon Nottinghamshire Sussex and Wiltshire but it is difficult to tell this apart from the word in 1 above. Snape (Farm) in Weston (Cheshire) is the likely source of the surname in Staffordshire while one or other of the Sussex places gave rise to the Sussex surname Snepp. In Sussex the dialect term snape is still used to denote an area of boggy uncultivable land.

Learn more

Variants of last name

The spelling of names may have changed over the centuries. Knowing these names variants will help you build your family tree.

Search a name

Discover your ancestors and build your family tree step by step through billions of data included in our members' family trees and through civil records.

Most popular first names

Most indexed countries

Available collections for this name