John Snowman

Brief Life History of John

When John Snowman was born on 6 August 1755, in York, York, Maine, United States, his father, John Snowman, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Staples, was 23. He married Comfort Horn on 21 December 1780, in York, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 July 1829, in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 73.

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John Snowman
Comfort Horn
Marriage: 21 December 1780
James Snowman
James Snowman
Irma Snowman
Capt John Snowman Jr
Sarah Sally Snowman
Hannah Snowman
Thomas Snowman
Alexander G Snowman
John Snowman

Sources (13)

  • John Snowman Jr, Birth, Town and vital records, 1732-1940
  • John, Junr. Snowman, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • John Snowman in entry for James Snowman, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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Historical Boundaries: 1765 - Lincoln, Massachusetts Colony 1776 - Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1790 - Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820 - Hancock, Maine, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Historical Boundaries: 1789: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Nowman, itself a variant of Newman , + a prosthetic S-. For the unetymological S- compare Starbuck .

Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (from Poland) Sznejman or Sznajman: artificial name composed of Yiddish shney ‘snow’ + man ‘man’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Schneemann: habitational name for a man from Schneen in Göttingen or from Schnee near Dortmund and Stade, translated into English as though it were from German Schnee ‘snow’ + Mann ‘man’.

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

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