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Where did the English Sliman family come from? What is the English Sliman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sliman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sliman family history?The history of the name Sliman begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Soloman, an ancient font name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions.The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sliman has been recorded under many different variations, including Sleeman, Slimon, Slimmon, Slimmen, Sleman, Slemon and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sliman research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1474, 1574, 1623, 1629, and 1684 are included under the topic Early Sliman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sliman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sliman or a variant listed above: Thomas Sleman who settled in St. Christopher in 1633; Henry Slemmon settled in Philadelphia in 1844; John Slemon settled in Philadelphia in 1852; William Slemmons arrived in New England in 1718.
The Sliman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sliman 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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