Recorded in several forms incluiding Snare, Snar, Snarr, and diminutives Snaree, Snarie, Snarey, Snary, and others, this is an English surname. It is however of pre 7th century Norse-Viking origins, and derives from the word "snarr" meaning swift or fast. In origin it is medieval and was either an occupational name for a swift runner, possibly an athlete or messenger, or more likely it was a nickname either for somebody who moved very quickly, or given the robust humour of the period, the complete reverse! Early examples of the recordings include Richard Snari, in the pipe rolls of Hampshire in the year 1200, and Andrew Snary, who is recorded in the tax registers of Essex in 1224. Later examples of recording in the church registers include John Snarre who married Ann Boyden on October 14th 1711, at Pinchbeck in Lincolnshire, and Martha Snare who married James Coley on August 24th 1806, at St. Leonard's Shoreditch. A coat of arms granted to the Danish Snarre family has the blazon of shield divided quarterly blue and red, and charged with with a cock's foot in gold. 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Snare — Snare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snaring}.] To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger. [1913 Webster] Lest that too heavenly form . . . snare them. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snare — Snare, n. [AS. sneara cord, a string; akin to D. snoer, G. schnur, OHG. snour a cord, snarahha a noose, Dan. snare, Sw. & Icel. snara, Goth. sn?rj? a basket; and probably also to E. needle. See {Needle}, and cf. {Snarl} to entangle.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snare — bezeichnet: eine kleine Trommel eine Proteinfamilie, siehe SNARE (Protein) eine Software zur Netzwerküberwachung Snare ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Esbern Snare (1127–1204), dänischer Adeliger und Heerführer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • snare — [sner] n. [ME < OE sneare < ON snara, akin to OHG snarha < IE * (s)nerk < base * (s)ner , to twist: see NARCOTIC] 1. a kind of trap for small animals, usually consisting of a noose which jerks tight upon the release of a spring… …   English World dictionary

  • snare — ► NOUN 1) a trap for catching small animals, consisting of a loop of wire or cord that pulls tight. 2) a thing likely to lure someone into harm or error. 3) a length of wire, gut, or hide stretched across a drumhead to produce a rattling sound.… …   English terms dictionary

  • snare — n trap, *lure, bait, decoy Analogous words: trickery, *deception, chicanery, chicane snare vb ensnare, trap, entrap, bag, *catch, capture Analogous words: *lure, entice, inveigle, tempt, seduce, decoy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • snare — [n] trap allurement, bait, booby trap*, catch, come on*, deception, decoy, enticement, entrapment, inveiglement, lure, net, noose, pitfall, quicksand, seducement, temptation, trick, wire*; concepts 529,674 Ant. freedom, liberation snare [v] catch …   New thesaurus

  • snare — index ambush, artifice, bait (lure), deceive, deception, ensnare, entrap, hunt, i …   Law dictionary

  • SNARE — Молекулярная машина экзоцитозного высвобождения нейромедиатора в синапс. SNARE комплекс формируется за счёт образования четырёхспиральной сцепки между синаптобревином …   Википедия

  • Snare — A snare is a kind of trap used for capturing animals. It may also mean:* Snare drum * SNARE (protein), a family of proteins involved in vesicle fusion * The Snares, a group of islands approximately 200 kilometres south of New Zealand * Snare, a… …   Wikipedia

  • snare — {{11}}snare (n.1) noose for catching animals, c.1100, from O.N. snara noose, snare, related to soenri twisted rope, from P.Gmc. *snarkho (Cf. M.Du. snare, Du. snaar, O.H.G. snare, Ger. Schnur noose, cord ). {{12}}snare (n …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.