Slaughter Family History
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Slaughter Name Meaning
occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’). topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slohtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire. topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slahtreow.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Auchter, Laughter, Sauter, Slater, Lauter, Lichter, Laughton, Slagter