Slayden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Slayden family
The surname Slayden was first found in Lancashire at Sladen, a hamlet in the parish of Littleborough.  Today, Littleborough (and Sladen) are part of Greater Manchester in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. Little records can be found of the Sladen place name. One of the first records of the name was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 where Johannes Sladen was listed. 
Early History of the Slayden family
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Slayden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sladen, Sladean, Slayden, Sladon, Slaydon, Sleighdon, Sleighden, Sladden, Slayton, Sleyton, Sleydon, Slaidon, Slaiton, Sladden and many more.
Early Notables of the Slayden family (pre 1700)
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Slayden migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Slayden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J.L. Slayden, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1892
- James L. Slayden, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1894
- Mrs. Slayden, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Slayden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary A. Slayden, who landed in America, in 1905
- Rena Slayden, aged 55, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Mrs. James Slayden, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1911
- James Slayden, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1911
- Allen M. Slayden, aged 60, who immigrated to America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Slayden (post 1700) +
- James Slayden (b. 1941), birth name of Jim Lewis, American astrologer, writer and entrepreneur, best known for developing the technique of Astrocartography
- James Luther Slayden (1853-1924), American politician, United States Representative from Texas, eponym of Slayden, Texas
- Brigadier-General Herbert Slayden Clarkson (1891-1974), American Inspector General US North African Theater of Operations (1943-1944) 
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The Slayden Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vive ut vivas
Motto Translation: Live that you may live for ever