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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sladen, Sladean, Slayden, Sladon, Slaydon, Sleighdon, Sleighden, Sladden, Slayton, Sleyton, Sleydon, Slaidon, Slaiton, Sladden and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Sladen in the parish of Littleborough. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when Johannes Sladen held a family seat there.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slaton research. Another 306 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1875, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Slaton History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slaton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Slaton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Anna Slaton, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Hovey Slaton, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Slaton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna L. Slaton, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Mattie Slaton, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Thomas Slaton, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918


  • James Paul "Jim" Slaton (b. 1970), American professional skydiver and founder of the Pro Swooping Tour
  • Danielle Slaton (b. 1980), American professional soccer player
  • James Michael Slaton (b. 1950), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Anthony Tyrone Slaton (b. 1961), former American NFL football offensive lineman
  • John "Jack" Marshall Slaton (1866-1955), American politician, 60th Governor of Georgia
  • Steve Slaton (b. 1986), American NFL football running back
  • Corporal James D Slaton (1911-1961), United States Army soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943


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: Vive ut vivas
Motto Translation: Live that you may live for ever


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  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Slaton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slaton 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 13 March 2014 at 19:04.

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