This page is dedicated to the history of the branch of the Snowling family from north Suffolk.

The very uncommon name Snowling is probably a diminutive nickname related to Snow, although it could also have arisen as a variant of the more common name Snelling which has some similarities in its geographical distribution. Certainly the name is highly concentrated around the eastern part of the Norfolk / Suffolk border, with the name appearing to have originated somewhere around Loddon hundred and spread to Mutford and Hoxne.

William Snowling (b. 1763/64) married Elizabeth Bryant in Metfield, Suffolk in 1795, and their descendants multiplied in nearby Fressingfield and the surrounding area. An outline of the family will be attached here shortly. Given the higher concentration of the name futher north-east in Norfolk, it is possible that William's origins lay there.

Another Snowling family which has been studied was based in Wheatacre and Aldeby in south Norfolk from the 1790's.
A branch of the family also flourished in Nacton near Ipswich from at least the 1840's.


Anyone interested in further details of this branch of the Snowling family, or who is able to provide additional details relevant to this branch, is invited to contact the coordinator for this page Ian Hall.


This page was last updated 16 May 2007