Slow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Slow family

The surname Slow 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 Slow family

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Slow Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Slow family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Slow family to Ireland

Some of the Slow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Slow migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Slow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Slow who settled in Maryland in 1733
Slow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W. Slow, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850

Australia Slow migration to Australia +

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

Slow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Slow, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [1]
  • Thomas Slow, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [1]
  • John Slow, aged 21, a butcher, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]

New Zealand Slow 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:

Slow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Slow, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Elizabeth Slow, aged 39, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Esther Slow, aged 10, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml


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