Max Devear Sneddon

12 August 1930–14 December 1930
Thistle, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Max Devear

When Max Devear Sneddon was born on 12 August 1930, in Thistle, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Reed Hudson Sneddon, was 36 and his mother, Genevieve Eleanora Miner, was 26. He died on 14 December 1930, in Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Reed Hudson Sneddon
1894–1937
Genevieve Eleanora Miner
1903–1971
Reid James Sneddon
1920–1998
Sneddon
1922–1922
Glenn Theodore Sneddon
1924–2001
Bernard Francis Sneddon
1926–1998
Ronald Eugene Sneddon
1928–2010
Max Devear Sneddon
1930–1930
Genevieve Elnora Sneddon
1932–1958
Kenneth Alvone Lyon
1934–1991

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Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Sneddon in Paisley (Renfrewshire), from Snawdon in Garvald and Barra (East Lothian), or perhaps from Snawdon near Thirlestane in Lauderdale (Berwickshire). Whichever placename is involved in the surname is ultimately from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, like the famous Snowdon in Wales. Those in Scotland may be independent coinings and literal descriptions of hills on which snow tended to lie long, but Snowdoun or Snawdoun also belong to a group of Arthurian names, popular in Scotland in the later Middle Ages, and may have been applied as such in the names mentioned and also in the case of the lost Snadown by St. Andrews (Fife). Stirling was regarded as standing on the boundary of the ancient Scottish and British kingdoms, with strong associations with King Arthur, making it possible for King David II to claim to the chronicler Jean Froissart in 1365 that Stirling Castle was the Snowdon of King Arthur. It may be that the placename(s) supplying the surname allude to this potent mythology.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Snowden
Snedden
Sneden

Sources (2)

  • Max Devear Sneddon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Max Devere Sneddon, "Find A Grave Index"

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