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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Slaughter, Sloughter, Slighter, Sclater and others.

First found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slaughter research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1755, 1691 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Slaughter History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Slaughter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slaughter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Slaughter who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Rebecca Slaughter settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Rebecca Slaughter, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Bartholmew Slaughter, who landed in Maryland in 1648
  • Bartholomew Slaughter, who arrived in Maryland in 1648

Slaughter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hance Slaughter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Caterina Slaughter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • John Slaughter, who landed in America in 1764
  • John Slaughter settled in West New Jersey in 1772

Slaughter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Slaughter, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Pleasant J Slaughter, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Slaughter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Slaughter, aged 41, a cabinetmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"


  • William Banks Slaughter (1797-1879), American politician
  • John Horton Slaughter (1841-1922), nicknamed Texas John Slaughter, an American lawman, cowboy, poker player and rancher in the Southwest
  • Dorothy Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. 1929), American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (2013-)
  • Mark Slaughter (b. 1964), American singer and musician, lead singer of band Slaughter
  • Fred Slaughter (b. 1941), American former college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins
  • George Webb Slaughter (1811-1895), American Baptist minister, cattle breeder and drover
  • Gabriel Slaughter (1767-1830), American politician, 7th Governor of Kentucky (1816-1820)
  • Christopher Columbus "C.C." and "Lum" Slaughter (1837-1919), American rancher, cattle drover and breeder, banker and philanthropist in the Old West; he owned 40,000 cattle and over one million acres of ranch land in West Texas, known as the "Cattle King of Texas"
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter (b. 1958), American academic, current President and CEO of the New America Foundation
  • Fenton M. Slaughter (1826-1897), American businessman and politician, elected to the California State Assembly in 1870



  • History of a Missouri Farm Family by Stephen S. Slaughter.
  • Slaughter and Price Genealogy by Raymond D. Slaughter.
  • The Slaughter Ranches & their Makers by Mary Whatley Clarke.

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The Slaughter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slaughter 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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