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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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Slocombe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    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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