The name Snelson is derived from the Old English, Danish, German, Swedish and other Latin castoffs ... basically "snel" or "schnel" or "senel" being a word that means fast or piercing. So, we are not "sons of Snel" at all ... well, we are, but not for the reason we all might have thought. We get our name from the place ... Senelstune.
Senel's "tun" (a tun is a fence, enclosure or "town"), is in the Domesday Book of 1086AD as Senelstune, and is near Chelford, in East Cheshire. It is still there today, right next toi the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope.Anyone familiar with the LDS IGI, will see all the Snelson references highly concentrated in the area at Lower Peover.