I'm trying to trace the history of my maternal grandfather's Dutch family and have so far been able to go back as far as the birth of my 4th-great-grandfather Harmen Jan Slot (born abt 1784 in Goor, died 13 Oct 1831 in Deventer) by searching the wiewaswie site.
One of the things I'm hoping to determine is just how far back the "Slot" surname goes, and what the prior surnames (if any) may have been. I was also hoping to confirm if Slot does mean Castle (as Wikipedia says it does) and maybe even identify a family coat of arms - a tall order, I know.
My family tree is public, for anyone who would like to see what I've built so far, and perhaps there's a distant relative looking to determine what happened to Lubertus Slot (my great-grandfather) who emigrated to Canada, which my tree can answer.
My thanks in advance!