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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.

Slocumb Early Origins



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.

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Slocumb Spelling Variations


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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.

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Slocumb Early History


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Slocumb Early History



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

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Slocumb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Slocumb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Slocumb 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Slocumb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Slocumb (post 1700)



  • Jesse Slocumb (1780-1820), American politician, Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1817-20

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Slocumb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Slocumb 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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