James Slack

Brief Life History of James

James Slack was born in 1835, in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland as the son of John Slack and Elizabeth Slack. He married Mary Ann Nicholson on 4 July 1865, in Aikton, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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James Slack
Mary Ann Nicholson
Marriage: 4 July 1865
Mary Ann Slack
Elizabeth Slack
Margaret Slack
John James Slack
Robert Nicholson Slack
George M Slack
Thomas A Slack

Sources (12)

  • James Slack, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • James Slack, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Jas Slack, "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"

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Name Meaning

English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slak ‘lazy, careless, slow’ (Old English slæc).

English: from Middle English slak ‘small shallow valley, hollow in the ground’ (Old Norse slakki). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a shallow valley or hollow, or habitational, for someone from any of numerous minor places so named, principally in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

Americanized form of Slovenian Slak 1 and perhaps also of Czech Šlak (see Slak 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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