|About My Family/(Hampshire) Slingo and Molloy
As some of you now know the Slingo name appears to come from the misspelling of Slinger this
has been proved by limited DNA testing, and the connection is through a member of the Slinger
family living in USA.
In comparing 67 markers, the probability that Phillip John Slinger and Graham Slingo shared a
common ancestor within the last 12 Generations is 96.34%, and within the last 28 Generations
100% Also a match was found to my DNA (on Ancestry) from a family of a different name but with
ancestors living in a small village near Oxford England almost next door to Slingo's.
Early examples of the recordings include John Slingere in the 1297 account of the Duchy of
Cornwall, and Adam Le Sclyngere in the 1327 Subsidy Rolls of Essex. Later recordings include
In the 1379 Poll Tax rolls of Yorkshire, and Peter Slinger who married Jennet Atkinson on
February 12th 1592 at St. Cuthberts church, Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire. In so far as the name
has an epicentre, this seems to be Yorkshire, where the coat of arms was granted. This has the
blazon of a blue field, a silver fretty, a border nebulee in gold, a chief indented, also gold.
The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Slinger, which
was dated 1248, in the rolls of the Abbey of Bec, Warwickshire, during the reign of King Henry
111, known as 'The Frenchman', 1216 - 1272.
Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was
known as Poll Tax.
Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading
to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Northern English and Dutch: from an agent derivative of Middle English sling, Dutch slinge
strap for hurling stones’ (of Low German origin), hence SLYNGER an occupational name for a
soldier or hunter armed with a sling, or nickname for someone who was a particularly good shot
with this weapon.
The word was also used of the ropes and pulleys used for lifting blocks of stone during
building work, and the surname would also have denoted a worker who operated these slings, (a
Mason whom cut stones, a Slinger whom engineered how to placed them when building Castles and
other large buildings).
For more on surnames
A slinger was one that threw ranged weapons. Kind regards, Marvin Hull,
I wish to thank all whom have given me information and other sites on line whom I have
obtained details from, While all care has been taken to correctness of information do your own
checking, as I do not take any responsibility for mistakes but if you find one let me know.
DNA has proved there is a connection to the Slinger tree and on the Oxford site shows the
connection family, I do have more data but for simplistic sake of matching have left this out,
the main objective is to find our connection.To look at this tree go to the Oxford Slingo tree
The use of TEMPEST as a first name provides a paper connection as to the Slinger's marriage
into the illustrious TEMPEST family. Whom also is a ancestral family of GEORGE WASHINGTON (The
1st U.S.A. President [1788-1796] this is shown in this tree see Isabel TEMPEST (1380 -1422)
All Tempest information is from a Transcript of Eleanor Blanche Tempest's 'Tempest Pedigrees'
(pre 1820) unless Source citations are provided and these are on (Tempest, Rodger The Lord of
Bracewell, (1))and (Tempest, Ulchil) please read these citation links!
While the Oxford family whose head is Edward Slingo will be directly connected to the above as
his son is named Tempest Slingo, the other Oxford branch and the Hampshire slingo's maybe
from another earlier branch of the Slinger's of North Yorkshire before the Tempest connection.
Also the some of the Argentina Slingo's are now on the Oxford tree but not connected together
as the information is not forthcoming yet , it seems that they all descended from the one
source, the brother of Sir William Slingo, James Henry Slingo