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Sloughter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Sloughter family


The surname Sloughter was first found in Gloucestershire in either Upper Slaughter or Lower Slaughter. Contrary to the rather obvious trade name as one would expect, this local name dates back to these parishes which in turn, date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where they were collectively known as Sclostre. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name is thought to have literally meant "muddy place," from the Old English word "slohtre." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another source believes that the place name was "perhaps derived from the name of a river." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.

A rather rare surname in early days, the first on record was Robert de Scloctres who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1191. Eynsham, Oxfordshire was home to Robert de Sloutre in 1251 and Mariota de la Sloghtere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Thomas le Slaghterere was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1296 and Henry le Sclaufterer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Because of the varied villages of the two latter entries, the author believes that these point the origin of the name as occupational in nature from the Middle English word "slahter" meaning "slaughter."

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Ballizus de Sloutre in Gloucestershire at that time. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Sloughter family


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Sloughter Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Slaughter, Sloughter, Slighter, Sclater and others.

Early Notables of the Sloughter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sloughter family to Ireland


Some of the Sloughter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sloughter family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sloughter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Sloughter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Sloughter (post 1700)


  • Elwyn S. Sloughter, American Democrat politician, Chair of Tompkins County Democratic Party, 1927; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Tompkins County, 1932; Postmaster at Ithaca, New York, 1934-53 (acting, 1934-35) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cornelius Sloughter, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1829 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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