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Slaughter Family History

Slaughter Name Meaning
occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’).topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slohtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire.topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slahtreow.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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171,334 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,678 Military Records
4,688 Immigration Records
129,659 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Slaughter Families

  • Number of Slaughter families
     193 - 383
     65 - 192
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Slaughter families
     170 - 337
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Slaughter families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Slaughter Family Origin

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Slaughter Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Slaughter

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Slaughter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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