Slayton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Slayton family
The surname Slayton 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 Slayton family
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Slayton 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 Slayton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Slayton family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Sladen settled in New York in 1837.
Contemporary Notables of the name Slayton (post 1700) +
- Dean Slayton, American college football coach
- John W. Slayton (1863-1935), American socialist lecturer and politician
- Foster Herbert Slayton (1902-1984), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
- Gregory Winston Slayton, American author, diplomat and professor
- Cal Slayton, American comic book artist, sketch card artist, and designer
- Bobby Slayton (b. 1955), American stand-up comedian
- Donald K. "Deke" Slayton (1924-1993), American World War II pilot, one of the original American "Mercury Seven" NASA astronauts 
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The Slayton 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
Suggested Readings for the name Slayton +
- 4732 "The Slaten Bunch" by Joe. J. Slaten, "The Slaton (also Slayton) Family, ab Antiquitas" by Arthur J. Slaton.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Donald Slayton. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/slayton.html