Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Slad, Slaed, Slaid, Slayd, Sled
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
DNA website: www.sladegenealogy.net/dna
Contact: Mr James Slade
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. As of 2018, we have more than 20,000 documented Slade individuals in our database. All except a few are linked to families. Most of these individuals resided in the United States, however, many of them have been linked to their ancestors who lived in Canada and England. We welcome correspondence with anyone world wide who is interested in the Slade surname. We would like to hear from Slade researchers in Canada, England, and Australia. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or inquiries.
Slade, Slaid, Slayd, Slaed, Slad, Sled
The earliest recording of the Slade surname appeared in church and public records in Southwest England, and that is likely the geographic origin of the family name.
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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