Sloewent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
History reveals the roots of the Sloewent family name in the ancient Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Sluaghadhán. Sloewent is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname Sloewent is derived from the given name Sluaghadhán, which derived from the Gaelic word, sluaghadh, and meant, raid.
Early Origins of the Sloewent family
The surname Sloewent was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat. Johnn Slowane of Garoche was a juror on assize at Kirkcudbright in 1508.
Other early records include a William Slowane, who held a tenement near Dalkeith, in Midlothian in 1504.
The name has also existed in Ireland since at least the 15th Century, when bearers of Sloane emigrated to eastern Ulster, in Armagh and Down. However, there is some debate that the name also has native Irish roots, and had existed in Ireland prior to this emigration.
One source notes that the name is "from Irish O'Sluaghain, for O'Sluaghadain, 'descendant of SLaghadan,' probably a variant of O'Sluaghodhaigh, from the MIr. personal name Sluagadach, leader of a military expedition.' " 
Early History of the Sloewent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sloewent research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1531, 1542, 1562, 1565, 1567, 1568, 1590, 1613, 1616, 1659, 1660, 1753, 1660, 1753, 1660, 1753, 1660, 1727, 1741 and are included under the topic Early Sloewent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sloewent Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Sloewent has been spelled Sloan, Sloane, Slowan and others.
Early Notables of the Sloewent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sloewent family to Ireland
Some of the Sloewent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Sloewent family
The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: Ann Sloan who settled in Maryland in 1722; James Sloan settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772; Mrs. Sloan settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1823.