Slocumb is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Slocumb family once lived in Slocombe found on the Isle of Wight and in the county of Devon
. The surname Slocumb was originally derived from the Old English word Slahcumb
which means dweller in the valley.
Early Origins of the Slocumb family
The surname Slocumb 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.
Early History of the Slocumb family
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Slocumb Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Slocumb family name include Slocum, Slowcombe, Slocombe, Slocum, Slocumb and others.
Early Notables of the Slocumb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Slocumb family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Slocumb surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Giles Slocum, already mentioned; Peleg Slocum settled in west New Jersey in 1664; G. S. and J. R. Slocum arrived in San Francisco in 1850; William Slocum arrived in Savannah, Georgia in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Slocumb (post 1700)
- Jesse Slocumb (1780-1820), American politician, Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1817-20 CITATION[CLOSE]
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