Sloat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Sloat family
The surname Sloat 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.  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. "  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Ralph Sly in Hertfordshire; John Sley in Cambridgeshire; and John le Slege in Oxfordshire.  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." 
Early History of the Sloat family
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Sloat Spelling Variations
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 Sloat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sloat family to Ireland
Some of the Sloat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sloat migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sloat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Sloat, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1812 
- E D Sloat, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- C Sloat, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- C N Sloat, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Sloat migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sloat Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Abraham Sloat U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1852 
Contemporary Notables of the name Sloat (post 1700) +
- Myron C. Sloat, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1948 
- Leonard L. Sloat, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1908, 1910 
- Jonathan W. Sloat, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1988 
- Gregory K. Sloat, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, 2012 
- Dwain Clifford "Lefty" Sloat (1918-2003), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1948 to 1949
- Micah Sloat (b. 1981), American theatre actor and musician
- John Drake Sloat (1781-1867), American commodore in the United States Navy who claimed California for the United States in 1846, 1st Military Governor of California (1846), eponym of the USS Sloat (DD-316), a Clemson-class destroyer
- Frances "Ann" Sloat (1928-2017), née O'Rourke, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1984 to 1985, Mayor of Ancaster, Ontario (1973-1984)
- Jacob Sloat Fassett (1853-1924), American businessman and lawyer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1905-1911)
- Jacob Sloat Fassett (1853-1924), American Republican politician, Newspaper editor; Chemung County District Attorney, 1879-80; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1880, 1892, 1904, 1908, 1916; 
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html