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The lineage of the name Slocombe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Slocombe found on the Isle of Wight and in the county of Devon. The surname Slocombe was originally derived from the Old English word Slahcumb which means dweller in the valley.

Slocombe Early Origins



The surname Slocombe 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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Slocombe Spelling Variations


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Slocombe Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Slocombe has undergone many spelling variations, including Slocum, Slowcombe, Slocombe, Slocum, Slocumb and others.

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Slocombe Early History


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Slocombe Early History



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

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Slocombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Slocombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slocombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Slocombe (aged 21) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Slocombe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Slocombe, aged 24, a bootmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Slocombe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Slocombe (post 1700)



  • Walter Becker Slocombe (b. 1941), American Rhodes Scholar and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1994-2001)
  • Douglas Slocombe OBE, BSC, ASC (1913-2016), British three-time Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominated cinematographer, perhaps best known for his work on the three Indiana Jones movies starring Harrison Ford

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Slocombe Historic Events


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Slocombe Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Maude Louise Slocombe, aged 30, English Turkish Bath Stewardess from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in a life boat

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Slocombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slocombe 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 September 2016 at 01:43.

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