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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Slaven originally appeared in Gaelic as O Sleibhin or O'Sleibhin, derived from "sliabh," which means "mountain," and was a symbolic name for the Chief of this Clann.

Slaven Early Origins



The surname Slaven was first found in Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Slaven Spelling Variations


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Slaven Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Slaven revealed spelling variations, including Slavin, Slaving, Slevin, Sleving, Slevan, Sleavin and many more.

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Slaven Early History


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Slaven Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slaven research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Slaven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Slaven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Slaven Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Slaven family came to North America quite early:

Slaven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard, Edward, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Peter, and William Slaven who arrived in Philadelphia between 1842 and 1862
  • Garnet Slaven, aged 27, who landed in America from Preston, in 1892

Slaven Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Slaven, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Leitrim, in 1905
  • Patrick Slaven, aged 30, who settled in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
  • Rose Slaven, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
  • Nann Slaven, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • John Slaven, aged 48, who settled in America from Carrickmacross, Ireland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Slaven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Slaven, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Slaven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Slaven (post 1700)



  • Michael "Mick" Slaven (b. 1961), Scottish session guitarist and record producer
  • Bernard Joseph "Bernie" Slaven (b. 1960), Scottish-born former Republic of Ireland international footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Slaven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slaven 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 1 June 2015 at 09:23.

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