Last name: SLATER

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SLATER : This last name is indexed 256,526 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SLATER : English:: 1: from Middle English sclat(t)er an occupational name for someone who lays slates or sandstone flags on roofs or who manages a quarry from which slates or flagstones were excavated. See also Slate.2: occupational name for a butcher from Middle English sleght a variant of slaught ‘slaughter butchery’ (Old English -slæht ‘blow stroke’) + the agent suffix -ere. Middle English Sleyghtere has only been found in Essex and is formally related to the synonymous occupational name Slaughter.3: in Sussex and adjacent counties Slater and Slatter are probably post-medieval pronunciations of Slaughter; there seems to be no medieval evidence in the southern coast counties for the occupational name Slater in 1 above.

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