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Early Origins of the Slough family

The surname Slough was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Slough family

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Slough Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Slough, Sloe, Slow and others.

Early Notables of the Slough family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Slough family to Ireland

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United States Slough migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Slough, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Michael Slough, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Christian Slough, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776 [1]

Australia Slough migration to Australia +

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

Slough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Frederick John Slough, (b. 1831), aged 11, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Elphinstone" on 28th July 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1910 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Slough (post 1700) +

  • Tara Slough, American Assistant Professor, New York University
  • Greg A. Slough, American Organic Chemistry professor at Kalamazoo College
  • Scott Slough, American Professor of Science Education, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Greg Slough (b. 1948), former American football linebacker from Detroit, Michigan who played for the Oakland Raiders from 1971 to 1972
  • Robert H. Slough, American politician, Mayor of Mobile, Alabama, 1862-65 [3]
  • John Potts Slough (1829-1867), American politician, lawyer, Union general during the American Civil War, and Chief Justice of New Mexico
  • Alan Peter Slough (1947-2021), English professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League from the 1960s to 1980s
  • Rhys Slough, British researcher at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  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. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 23rd March 2022). Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook