In ancient Scotland
, the first people to use the name Slom were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons
. The name is derived from the Gaelic personal name Sluaghadhán.
Slom is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. The surname Slom is derived from the given name Sluaghadhán,
which derived from the Gaelic word, sluaghadh,
and meant, raid.
Early Origins of the Slom family
The surname Slom 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.
Early History of the Slom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slom research.Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1660, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Slom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Slom Spelling Variations
Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations
in Scottish names. Slom has been spelled Sloan, Sloane, Slowan and others.
Early Notables of the Slom family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Slom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Slom family to Ireland
Some of the Slom family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Slom family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland
. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence
solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Slom (post 1700)
- Sam Slom, American Republican politician, Member of Hawaii State Senate 8th District; Elected 2000, 2002 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html