The Slagg name has descended through the generations from the ancient 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
The surname Slagg was first found in 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
Early History of the Slagg family
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Slagg Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Slagg has undergone many 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
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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
- Geo. Slagg, aged 59, who landed in America from Weston-super-Mare, in 1892
- Robert Slagg, aged 58, who settled in America, in 1892
Slagg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James H. Slagg, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Altringham, in 1907
- Ellen Slagg, aged 60, who landed in America from England, St. Ives, in 1909
- Joan Slagg, aged 3, who landed in America from Sunderland, England, in 1913
- Fred'k. Slagg, who emigrated to America from Birkenhead, in 1919
- William Crichton Slagg, aged 55, who landed in America from Shepperton, England, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Slagg (post 1700)
- Stanley W. Slagg (b. 1903), American lawyer and politician from Edgerton, Wisconsin
- Stanley W. Slagg, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1940 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- John Slagg (1841-1889), British businessman and Liberal politician