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Where did the surnames Minor and Snead originate?

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January 15, 2014 5:18PM

The English surname Minor is first found in Herefordshire, where they'd held family seat, shortly after 1066 A.D.

Records of the Snead family are first found in Staffordshire, England. Some say they were in situ well before the Norman Conquest.

Their family motto translates as "Neither to oppress nor to be oppressed".