Sloman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Sloman originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Soloman, an ancient font name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions.The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

Early Origins of the Sloman family

The surname Sloman was first found in Devon 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 Sloman family

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Sloman Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Sloman has appeared include Sleeman, Slimon, Slimmon, Slimmen, Sleman, Slemon and many more.

Early Notables of the Sloman family (pre 1700)

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United States Sloman migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sloman arrived in North America very early:

Sloman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Sloman, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Sloman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Sloman, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]

Australia Sloman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sloman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Sloman, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" [2]
  • George Sloman, aged 26, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [2]
  • Mary Louise Sloman, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [2]
  • George Sloman, aged 3, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [2]
  • Henry Sloman, aged 1, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sloman (post 1700) +

  • Larry "Ratso" Sloman, American New York-based author
  • Aaron Sloman (b. 1936), American Rhodes Scholar, philosopher, and researcher
  • Robert "Bob" Sloman, English former professional rugby league footballer
  • Robert Miles Sloman (1783-1867), English-German shipbuilder and ship owner
  • Jane Sloman (1824-1850), English pianist, singer and composer
  • William Henry Sloman (1871-1926), English first-class cricketer
  • Anthony Barney Sloman (b. 1945), English broadcaster, film critic, film director and film editor
  • Robert Sloman (1926-2005), English actor
  • Edward Sloman (1886-1972), English silent film director, actor, screenwriter and radio broadcaster
  • Roger Sloman (b. 1946), English actor

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from on Facebook