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Sleigh Early Origins



The surname Sleigh was first found in Essex, where Walter Sleh was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1219. Thomas Sleh, Slei, Slegh was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1219 and Robert Sley was listed in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire in 1221. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The "epithet sly did not primarily imply anything dishonourable; though like 'crafty' and 'cunning' it has since come to be taken in a bad sense. The Slys or Sleighs were skilful men - cunning of hand. We are informed that Sly was anciently a common name in Shakespeare's own town. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Ralph Sly in Hertfordshire; John Sley in Cambridgeshire; and John le Slege in Oxfordshire. [3]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)
The hamlet of Ash in Derbyshire was an ancient family seat at one time. "The place was the property of the Sleigh family, from whom it came to the Chethams, and subsequently to the Cottons." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Sleigh Spelling Variations


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Sleigh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sleigh, Sleach, Sleich, Sleech, Sliach, Sleath, Sleith, Sleth, Sleight, Sley, Slie and many more.

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Sleigh Early History


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Sleigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sleigh research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1275, 1317, 1574, 1679, 1674 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Sleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sleigh In Ireland


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Sleigh In Ireland



Some of the Sleigh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sleigh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Sleigh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Sleigh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Sleigh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Robert Sleigh settled in Philadelphia in 1870
  • A. H. Sleigh, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1895

Sleigh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Sleigh, aged 29, who landed in America from Down, Ireland, in 1907
  • Jennie Annie Sleigh, aged 36, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
  • William Law... Sleigh, aged 41, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
  • James Sleigh, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1909
  • Lavinia Sleigh, aged 54, who landed in America from Morecambe, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sleigh Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mary Sleigh, aged 41, who settled in Vancouver, Canada, in 1920

Sleigh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Sleigh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sleigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sleigh (post 1700)



  • Sylvia Sleigh (b. 1935), Welsh-born, American realist painter
  • William Campbell Sleigh (1818-1887), Irish born Serjeant-at-law
  • Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh (1821-1869), founder of the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Sleigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sleigh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 March 2016 at 14:04.

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