Early Origins of the Slawtcher family
The surname Slawtcher was first found in Gloucestershire
in either Upper Slaughter or Lower Slaughter. Contrary to the rather obvious trade name as one would expect, this local
name dates back to these parishes which in turn, date back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where they were collectively known as Sclostre. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name is thought to have literally meant "muddy place," from the Old English word "slohtre." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another source believes that the place name was "perhaps derived from the name of a river." CITATION[CLOSE]
Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
A rather rare surname in early days, the first on record was Robert de Scloctres who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1191. Eynsham, Oxfordshire was home to Robert de Sloutre in 1251 and Mariota de la Sloghtere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Thomas le Slaghterere was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1296 and Henry le Sclaufterer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Because of the varied villages of the two latter entries, the author believes that these point the origin of the name as occupational in nature from the Middle English word "slahter" meaning "slaughter."
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Ballizus de Sloutre in Gloucestershire at that time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Slawtcher family
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Slawtcher Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Slaughter, Sloughter, Slighter, Sclater and others.
Early Notables of the Slawtcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Slawtcher family to Ireland
Some of the Slawtcher family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Slawtcher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Slaughter who settled in Virginia in 1622; Charles Slaughter who settled in Virginia in 1665 with his wife Dorothy; Rebecca Slaughter settled in Virginia in 1635.