Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Our research of the Slade surname began in early 1970s. While most of the current research has been in the United States, considerable data has also been gathered on immigrants from England and Canada. Data gathered from birth, marriage, death, wills, immigration, ships manifests and census documents indicated, early on, that there were six large Slade branches in the United States. The progenitors of these six Slade branches were already in the United States during Colonial times, prior to 1750.
The Slade surname was registered with the Guild of One Name Studies in 2018 with the intent to draw interest and members from Canada, England and Australia. We currently have about 20,000 individuals in our database, most of them connected into families. We certainly welcome questions or assistance from anyone, in any country, who is interested in the Slade surname. Please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Slade, Slaid, Slaed, Slayd, Slad, Sled
The Slade surname first appeared in church and public records in Southwest England, and that appears to be origin of the family.
World Names Public Profiler indicates that countries with the largest Slade surname population are Great Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The Slade population in the United States is only 30% of that in the other countries.
Slade Surname yDNA Project was created in 2004 with FamilyTreeDNA.
This project tests only the Y-chromosome which is passed down from father to son, following the paternal line, so only males can be tested. Females can also participate in the project by encouraging brothers, fathers, uncles and male cousins to become yDNA donors to the project.
DNA testing is helpful for family research when used in conjunction with existing genealogies. However, even if you have never before researched family history, DNA can help and you are invited to join the project. You can learn more about the Slade yDNA Project and see current results at this website: http://www.sladegenealogy.net/dna/index.htm
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