Where did the English Slaughter family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Slaughter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Slaughter, Sloughter, Slighter, Sclater and others.
First found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Slaughter who settled in Virginia in 1622; Charles Slaughter who settled in Virginia in 1665 with his wife Dorothy; Rebecca Slaughter settled in Virginia in 1635.
For more information on the last name Slaughter, the PDF Surname History is available for purchase as well as other products.
Suggested Readings for the name Slaughter
* History of a Missouri Farm Family by Stephen S. Slaughter.
* Slaughter and Price Genealogy by Raymond D. Slaughter.
* The Slaughter Ranches & their Makers by Mary Whatley Clarke.
Some noteworthy people of the name Slaughter
* Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. 1929), American Democratic Party politician
* Frank Gill Slaughter (1908-2001), pseudonym C.V. Terry, was an American bestselling novelist and physician
* Andrew Francis Slaughter (b. 1960), United Kingdom politician
* James Slaughter, Australian Executive Advisor
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