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Sly Early Origins



The surname Sly was first found in Essex, where Walter Sleh was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1219. Thomas Sleh, Slei, Slegh was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1219 and Robert Sley was listed in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire in 1221. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The "epithet sly did not primarily imply anything dishonourable; though like 'crafty' and 'cunning' it has since come to be taken in a bad sense. The Slys or Sleighs were skilful men - cunning of hand. We are informed that Sly was anciently a common name in Shakespeare's own town. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Ralph Sly in Hertfordshire; John Sley in Cambridgeshire; and John le Slege in Oxfordshire. [3]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)
The hamlet of Ash in Derbyshire was an ancient family seat at one time. "The place was the property of the Sleigh family, from whom it came to the Chethams, and subsequently to the Cottons." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Sly Spelling Variations


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Sly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sleigh, Sleach, Sleich, Sleech, Sliach, Sleath, Sleith, Sleth, Sleight, Sley, Slie and many more.

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Sly Early History


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Sly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sly research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1275, 1317, 1574, 1679, 1674 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Sly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sly In Ireland


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Sly In Ireland



Some of the Sly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Sly landed in America in 1660
  • Charles Sly, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • John Sly, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • John Sly settled in Barbados in 1670
  • Jane Sly, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Sly, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Nicholas Sly settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733
  • John Sly settled in Maryland in 1774

Sly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Sly, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Sly settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • P Sly, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Sly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Sly, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sly (post 1700)



  • James C. Sly (1807-1864), Mormon pioneer
  • Anthony J. Sly (b. 1970), American singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • W. S. Sly, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1902; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1910
  • Joseph Sly, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Point Pleasant, Virginia, 1854-59
  • Jacqueline Sly, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 33rd District; Elected 2010
  • J. B. Sly, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 18th District, 1863
  • Homer Sly, American Republican politician, Mayor of Petoskey, Michigan, 1912-13
  • Connie Sly, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Harold Sly (b. 1904), English professional association football player
  • William Sly (d. 1608), actor in English Renaissance theatre, a colleague of William Shakespeare and Richard Burbage
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sly Historic Events


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Sly Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Sly, British Leading Cook (S), who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Henry Patrick Sly, British Midshipman Royal Navy Reserve, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Sly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sly Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 March 2016 at 14:04.

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