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Slattery is a surname of Irish origin. The name is an anglicisation of the Irish Ó Slatara or Ó Slatraigh, meaning 'descendant of slatra' meaning 'robust', 'strong', 'bold'.[1] The name originated in the townland of Ballyslattery in the barony of Tulla Upper in east County Clare.[2] The Slattery coat of arms which shows three red submissive lions against a white background indicates a family that are magnanimous in warfare and yet kind and warm in peacetime.[3][4]

Notable people named Slattery include:

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  1. ^ "Slattery Name Meaning and History". Retrieved 25 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Slattery surname". RootsWeb. Retrieved 25 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "The history of the Slattery surname". Slattery's Pub. Retrieved 25 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "Slattery Family Crest and Name History". House of Names. Retrieved 25 September 2008.