Slatterly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish Slatterly name in Gaelic was O'Slatraigh meaning "descendant of the strong, tall, bold one," and referring to ancient chief. The name is derived from the Gaelic word "slatra," which means "strong."

Early Origins of the Slatterly family

The surname Slatterly was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from early times, and descended from the Heremon line of Irish Kings, holding territories in Thomond (Tuathmhumhan).

Early History of the Slatterly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slatterly research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Slatterly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Slatterly Spelling Variations

Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Slatterly that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are Slattery, Slatterly, Slaterly and others.

Early Notables of the Slatterly family (pre 1700)

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United States Slatterly migration to the United States +

In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Slatterly, or one of its variants:

Slatterly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Slatterly, who arrived in Mississippi in 1839 [1]
  • Helen Slatterly who settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • Michael Slatterly, who arrived in Mississippi in 1867 [1]

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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