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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SNEL-sən
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Meaning & History

Means "son of Snell", Snell being a nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell "quick, lively" (cf. the Dutch cognate Snell), but "in part also representing a survival of the Old English personal name Snell or the Old Norse cognate Snjallr."
Added 12/27/2015 by anonymous
Edited 8/1/2016 by SeaHorse15