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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.

Sloman Early Origins



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.

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Sloman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Sloman Early History


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Sloman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sloman research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1474, 1574, 1623, 1629 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Sloman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sloman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sloman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sloman 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



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

Sloman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Sloman, aged 21, landed in New York in 1849

Sloman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sloman (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Sloman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sloman 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 12 August 2014 at 01:06.

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