Slone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Slone. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Sluaghadhán. Slone is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname Slone is derived from the given name Sluaghadhán, which derived from the Gaelic word, sluaghadh, and meant, raid.

Early Origins of the Slone family

The surname Slone 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.' " [1]

Early History of the Slone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Slone 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 Slone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Slone Spelling Variations

In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Slone has appeared as Sloan, Sloane, Slowan and others.

Early Notables of the Slone family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Slone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Slone family to Ireland

Some of the Slone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Slone migration to the United States +

The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Slone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jackson Slone, who landed in America in 1795 [2]
Slone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martha Slone, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [2]
  • William Slone, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [2]

Australia Slone migration to Australia +

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

Slone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Slone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [3]

New Zealand Slone migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Slone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. J. Slone, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Palmyra" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 19th February 1858 [4]
  • Mrs. H. Slone, British settler travelling from London with 6 children aboard the ship "Palmyra" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 19th February 1858 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Slone (post 1700) +

  • Wallace M. Slone, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1928; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1940 [5]
  • Ricca Slone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004 [5]
  • Jeri Slone, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 72nd District, 2002, 2004 [5]
  • Christopher C. Slone, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 92nd District, 1975 [5]
  • Adonn Slone, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1998 [5]
  • Airman Kelly Slone (d. 1958), United States Air Force airman who perished in the crash of a C-154 Globemaster, eponym of the Slone Glacier, Antarctica
  • Ricca Slone, Canadian-born, American politician, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1997-2005)
  • Carl Slone (b. 1937), American head men's basketball coach
  • Philip "Phil" Slone (1907-2003), American soccer wing half, inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Verna Mae Slone (1915-2009), American author and quilter
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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