Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Well, here I am introducing the SNOOK family tree. It was a liking for (not really the correct phrase) finding the origin of my surname SNOOK that started me off with genealogy.
If you have an interest in the above search and want to contact me then please do and I'll see what I can do or if you have connections to any SNOOK family let me know and the tree could grow into a wood. I doubt that a forest will evolve - the frequency of SNOOK is pretty low in the world.
My biggest task is typing up all my data into a more searchable database, forming a personal website and then transferring to GoONS. But patience and perseverance will be rewarded.
The commonest variations are SNOOKE, SNOOKES and SNOOKS. I'm less interested in the continental SNOEK at the moment. Similarly with the American trees. The only link that I've come across with the USA is via our son. Likewise the only link with Canada is via my mother's cousins with the surname of Bosnell (that's another 'lifetimes' work)
Supposedly originating in Sevenoaks in Kent but demographics offer little support in my opinion. Greater support for being derived from the Old English word for a 'projection' like that piece of land near Seahouses in Northumberland that sticks out into the North Sea and called The Snook. On the island of Hoy in the Orkneys there is a very prominent headland called the SNOUK. Or was it a reference to the reportedly bulbous noses of my predecessors?
What's the link with 'Cocking a Snook'?
Robert SNOOK was the last highwayman to be hung in 1802.
Alderman Robert Gerard Hill Snook, Freeman of the city of Cardiff, was Lord Mayor of Cardiff in 1930-31.
Alderman Charles Edward Snook, Freeman of the City of Lincoln, was Mayor of Lincoln in 1927. (He was my Grandfather).
Any links to the above?
Any other links to SNOOK?
In the 1881 Census,UK, Find My Past have 138 records for SNOOKs in Kent, 428 for Wiltshire, 390 for Somerset and 424 for Hampshire. Sevenoaks is in Kent.
To be added
I've added my certificate from the National Genographic project. Is it legible?
I'd love to find a link to S. Wales. Dad said that his Grandfather spent some time mining there. There are SNOOKs in Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerset and Monmouthshire. But it's the family link that is missing.
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