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Where did the German Salamone family come from? What is the German Salamone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Salamone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Salamone family history?

The Rhineland, in Germany, is the ancient home of the Salamone family. Traditionally, the German people only used one name, but as the population increased they were forced to adopt hereditary surnames. The most common type of name in Germany was derived from the name of a parent of the bearer. To this class belong patronymic names, derived from the father, and metronymic names, derived from the mother. Salamone comes from the baptismal name Solomon. This name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew given name Shelomo, which is derived from the word shalom, which means peace. This name was popular among both Jews and Christians during the Middle Ages. Among Christians, it was also a nickname type of surname for a person who was considered wise or for a person who played the role of King Solomon in a miracle play.

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Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Salamone include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.

First found in the Rhineland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salamone research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1785, 1797, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Salamone History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salamone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Salamone were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Salamone Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Antonio Salamone, who arrived in North America in 1821

Salamone Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Rocco Antonio Salamone, who settled in Illinois in 1907

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  • Francisco Salamone (1897-1959), Argentine architect
  • Alexi Salamone (b. 1987), Russian ice sledge hockey player


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The Salamone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salamone Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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