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Where did the English Slingsby family come from? What is the English Slingsby family crest and coat of arms? When did the Slingsby family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Slingsby family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Slingsby, Slingsbie and others.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slingsby research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1565, 1631, 1628, 1631, 1563, 1634, 1565, 1631, 1628, 1631, 1602, 1658, 1st , 1621, 1690, 1662, 1680, 1660, 1691, 1693 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Slingsby History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 213 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Slingsby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Slingsby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slingsby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Slingsby, who landed in Maryland in 1646
  • Peter Slingsby settled in Virginia in 1655
  • Elizabeth Slingsby, who arrived in Maryland in 1672

Slingsby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Slingsby, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Sarah J. E. Slingsby, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874


  • William Cecil Slingsby (1849-1929), English mountain climber and alpine explorer
  • John Slingsby (1788-1826), English amateur cricketer
  • Mr. George Slingsby, English 1st Class Passenger, Valet to Orr-Lewis family from Enfield, Middlesex, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Frederick 'Fred' Nicholas Slingsby MM (1894-1973), founder of Slingsby Sailplanes Ltd, later named Slingsby Aviation, a British aircraft company
  • Tom Slingsby (1984-2008), Australian sailor at the 2008 Summer Olympics


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: Vincit liberavit
Motto Translation: Liberty will conquer


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The Slingsby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slingsby 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.

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