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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.

Slagg Early Origins



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 in 1066.

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Slagg Spelling Variations


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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.

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Slagg Early History


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Slagg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slagg research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1379 is included under the topic Early Slagg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Slagg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Slagg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Slagg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Slagg In Ireland


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Slagg In Ireland



Some of the Slagg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Slagg (post 1700)


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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
  • John Slagg (1841-1889), British businessman and Liberal politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 10 November 2015 at 09:59.

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