The name Slowman is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal name Soloman,
an ancient font name. Patronymic
surnames arose out of the vernacular
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.
Early Origins of the Slowman family
The surname Slowman 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.
Early History of the Slowman family
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Slowman Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Slowman include Sleeman, Slimon, Slimmon, Slimmen, Sleman, Slemon and many more.
Early Notables of the Slowman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Slowman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Slowman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Slowman, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
- John Slowman, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843