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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Slawin 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.

Slawin Early Origins



The surname Slawin 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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Slawin Early History


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Slawin Early History



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

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Slawin Spelling Variations


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Slawin Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages names were often recorded as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Slawin family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Slavin, Slaving, Slevin, Sleving, Slevan, Sleavin and many more.

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Slawin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Slawin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Slawin or a variant listed above: Bernard, Edward, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Peter, and William Slaven who arrived in Philadelphia between 1842 and 1862; Charles, Cornelius, Danial, Edward, Francis, Hugh, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Slavin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1808 and 1864.

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