Hello. The first arrival in North America that I know about was Samuel Snead/Sneed and spouse Alice, who settled in New Kent Co., Virginia ca 1665. I have traced my line to Benjamin Sneed, b. 1721 in VA. His daughter Susannah married George M. Faris/Farris in Albemarle Co., VA, my 3-g-grandparents. Hope this helps. Good luck in youir search.