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This interesting surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name "Slaughadhan", a diminutive of "Sluaghadh" meaning expedition, raid. The surname is widespread in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Variations in the spelling of the surname include Slowan, Slowane, Sloyan, and Sloan. The earliest recorded namebearer in Scotland was William Slowane, who held a tenement near Dalkeith in 1504, and John Sloane was recorded as holding a sasine of land in the parish of Traquair (1565) in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. Church Records list the christenings of Anne, daughter of George Sloane, on December 29th 1616 at St. Gregory by St...

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