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The Anglo-Saxon name Slocomb comes from when the family resided in Slocombe found on the Isle of Wight and in the county of Devon. The surname Slocomb was originally derived from the Old English word Slahcumb which means dweller in the valley.

Slocomb Early Origins



The surname Slocomb was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Slocomb Spelling Variations


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Slocomb Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Slocomb include Slocum, Slowcombe, Slocombe, Slocum, Slocumb and others.

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Slocomb Early History


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Slocomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slocomb research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1630 is included under the topic Early Slocomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Slocomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Slocomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Slocomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Slocomb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Slocomb, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1906
  • W. T. Slocomb, aged 68, who settled in America, in 1909
  • A. H. Slocomb, aged 67, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Florence Slocomb, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Geo. A. Slocomb, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Slocomb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Slocomb (post 1700)



  • Frank W. Slocomb, American postmaster, eponym of Slocomb, Geneva County, Alabama
  • Frank W. Slocomb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1960
  • F. W. Slocomb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1936, 1940, 1944
  • A. H. Slocomb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Slocomb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slocomb 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 3 November 2015 at 08:58.

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