63,675 Sloan members around the world
Stay informed about Sloan Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
Sloan Family HistoryThis long-established surname, widespread in Scotland and Northern Ireland, is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic personal name "Sluaghadhan", leader of a military expedition, from "sluaghadh", expedition, raid. The Chronicles of the Picts (inhabitants of North East Scotland) tells us that one Sluagadach went forth to Rome circa 966, and circa 1128; Slogadadh was the name of a leader of the bishop of St. Andrew's host. In the process of Anglicization "Sluaghadh(an)" has acquired many variant forms including: Sloan, Sloane, Slo(y)ne, Slowan, Sloyan, Slowey and Slo(e)y, the latter two examples are more specifically from "O'Sluaghaidh", descendant of Sluaghadh.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Sloan (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Sloan tribe
- Find your Sloan ancestor
- Tell us about your Sloan Family
- Tell us about your Sloan ancestors
- Ask a question about the Sloan history
- Leave a message for Sloan family members
Invite more Sloan family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Sloan tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest