Early Origins of the Sleorthe family
The surname Sleorthe 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. 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. " 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
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Sleorthe family
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Sleorthe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sleigh, Sleach, Sleich, Sleech, Sliach, Sleath, Sleith, Sleth, Sleight, Sley, Slie and many more.
Early Notables of the Sleorthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sleorthe family to Ireland
Some of the Sleorthe family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sleorthe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Sleeth arrived in Philadelphia in 1802; William Sleeth settled in Jamaica in 1684; Robert Sleigh settled in Philadelphia in 1870; James Sleight arrived in Virginia in 1610.