, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname Slader. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the Slader family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames
were adopted in medieval England
is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name Slader is a local
type of surname and the Slader family lived in Cornwall
. Their name, however, is derived from the Old English word slaed,
and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived in a valley.
Early Origins of the Slader family
The surname Slader was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Slader family
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Slader Spelling Variations
Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England
, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations
often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall
and the rest of England
. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic
language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Slade, Slader and others.
Early Notables of the Slader family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Slader family to Ireland
Some of the Slader family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Slader family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Slader were
Slader Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mathew Slader, who settled in Barbados in 1670
Slader Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Slader, who arrived in New England in 1725 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Slader Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hallam Slader, aged 30, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1893
- Emily Slader, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
- Lillian Slader, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
- Louise S. Slader, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1895
Slader Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ada Elizabeth Slader, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Plymouth, England, in 1909
- Alice B. Slader, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1911
- Henry L. Slader, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1911
- Walter Slader, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1914
- William Slader, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1916
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Contemporary Notables of the name Slader (post 1700)
- Jesse Slader, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 10th District, 1859-61 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Slader Motto
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: Fidus et audax
Motto Translation: Faithful and bold.