My Snead ancestors were from Staffordshire and arrived in America in the middle 1600s. Captain Robert Snead was born in Virginia Abt 1643 and married Elizabet Lucas who was born in England Abt 1645. Capt. Robert's father was William Snead born in England Bef, 1635 and was the son of Samuel Snead and his spouse Alice. The Snead name is also spelled Sneyd.