The grave of Joseph Lee, the only one of 44 Snape casualties
of the two World Wars to be buried at home.
He had died at Wharncliffe War Hospital, Wortley, Sheffield.
"Names in the Old Norse and French languages have an obvious terminus post quem: they must have originated long after the reign of King Rædwald [c.560-c.624]. The presence of some such names in south-east Suffolk supports other indications that expansion of settlement continued here up to and after the Norman Conquest. [Snape is listed in "Little Domesday" of 1086, within the Hundred of Plomesgate at folio 36.] …
"Snape may well be an old Norse name. The likeliest explanation of some north-country examples of this name is that they derive from a Scandinavian word snap, only recorded in Icelandic, where it means "poor pasturage". Since there were Scandinavian speakers in Suffolk, this explanation is reasonable for the Suffolk name. In discussions of this place-name element, the issue has been clouded by reluctance to associate some minor names in southern England with the northern ones. This has led to a belief in an Old English word snæp of unknown meaning: but it is possible that the Norse word became a loan-word in late Old English, and is ultimately responsible for southern as well as northern examples of Snape. The Norse word is probably the immediate origin of the Suffolk name, and here … we have evidence for late expansion of settlement."
© "The Age Of Sutton Hoo: The Seventh Century in North-western Europe", edited by M.O.H. Carver, The Boydell Press — Chapter 4: "A Chronology for Suffolk place-names" by M. Gelling, University of Birmingham, pp.62/63 (1992, ISBN 9780851153). Several other chapters discuss (or at least allude to) the Ship Burials in Snape, and the book concludes with a detailed interim report by Martin Carver on the (then recent) excavations at Sutton Hoo during the 1980s and early 90s.