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Snelling Genealogy and Snelling Family History Information

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  • Benjamin Snelling, Sr. (1791 - 1853)
    Benjamin Snelling was born March 30, 1791 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was the son of William Snelling and wife Sarah "Sally" Scott. He married Frances "Fannie" Burrus on September 20, 1814. The lice...
  • Daniel Scott Snelling (1802 - 1870)
    Daniel Scott Snelling was the son of William Snelling & Sarah Scott. He was born January 20, 1802, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky and died June 27, 1870, in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. He is buried ...
  • Eleanor White (c.1620 - c.1655)
  • Elizabeth Brewster (1560 - 1638)
  • Hugh Snelling (1738 - c.1815)
    Wulfeck's _Marriages of Some Virginia Residents_ gives Margaret "Peggy" Marshall marrying ____ Snelling, and _Genealogy of the Marshall Family_ shows her married to ____ Smellan. Margaret's mother wa...

About the Snelling surname

Snelling is an ancient and fairly rare English surname, derived from Old English snel, snell , "smart", "active", "bold", which in turn is derived from Old Norse snjallr. Early attestations of the name are a landholder named Snellinc listed in the Domesday Book (1086) and Ulfcytel Snylling, an Earl in the early 11th century.

In Old Norse, Snaelaug was used as a personal name.


  • A Dictionary of British Surnames (P.H. Reaney)
  • British Family Names (Rev. Henry Barber)

See also Snellen.