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The surname Slingsby was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the family at this time include Sir William de Slingsby first recorded scion of the family; Sir Guylford Slingsby (1565-1631) English administrator, Comptroller of the Navy (1628 to 1631); Sir William Slingsby (1563-1634), was an English soldier who discovered the first spa water well in Harrogate, North Yorkshire; Sir...

Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Slingsby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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  • John Slingsby (1788-1826), English amateur cricketer
  • William Cecil Slingsby (1849-1929), English mountain climber and alpine explorer
  • Tom Slingsby (1984-2008), Australian sailor at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Frederick 'Fred' Nicholas Slingsby MM (1894-1973), founder of Slingsby Sailplanes Ltd, later named Slingsby Aviation, a British aircraft company
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Slingsby Historic Events



RMS Lusitania

  • 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
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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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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