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Where did the English Slaton family come from? What is the English Slaton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Slaton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Slaton family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sladen, Sladean, Slayden, Sladon, Slaydon, Sleighdon, Sleighden, Sladden, Slayton, Sleyton, Sleydon, Slaidon, Slaiton, Sladden and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Sladen in the parish of Littleborough. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Johannes Sladen held a family seat there.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slaton research. Another 306 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1875, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Slaton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Slaton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slaton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • W Slaton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Anna Slaton, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Hovey Slaton, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Slaton Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Anna L. Slaton, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Mattie Slaton, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Thomas Slaton, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918

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  • Corporal James D Slaton (1911-1961), United States Army soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
  • Steve Slaton (b. 1986), American NFL football running back
  • John "Jack" Marshall Slaton (1866-1955), American politician, 60th Governor of Georgia
  • Anthony Tyrone Slaton (b. 1961), former American NFL football offensive lineman
  • James Michael Slaton (b. 1950), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Danielle Slaton (b. 1980), American professional soccer player
  • James Paul "Jim" Slaton (b. 1970), American professional skydiver and founder of the Pro Swooping Tour


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive ut vivas
Motto Translation: Live that you may live for ever

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  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Slaton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slaton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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