Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Slak in the county of Yorkshire. The original bearers of the surname Slagg were named due to their close proximity to a place where the road becomes less steep. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word slagg, which denoted such as place.
Early Origins of the Slagg family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were Lords of the Manor of Slak, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Slagg family
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Slagg Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Slack, Slacke, Slach, Slagg, Slag, Slak and others.
Early Notables of the Slagg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Slagg family to Ireland
Some of the Slagg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Slagg family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Slagg were among those contributors:
Slagg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Slagg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Slagg (post 1700)
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