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

Early Origins of the Slawyn family


The surname Slawyn 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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Early History of the Slawyn family

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Early History of the Slawyn family


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Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Slawyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Slawyn Spelling Variations

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Slawyn 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 Slawyn family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Slavin, Slaving, Slevin, Sleving, Slevan, Sleavin and many more.

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Early Notables of the Slawyn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Slawyn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Slawyn family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Slawyn family to the New World and Oceana


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 Slawyn 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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