Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesSlater
The Sclater surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
SCLATER. 1. The Sclaters of Hoddinoton, CO. Hants, claim to haA'e borrowed their name from the parish of Slaughter, or Schlauter in Gloucestershire, " where they were lords of the manor for upwards of three hundred years." B.L.G. 2. Another form of Slater. The mmecessary C has sometimes of late been resumed.