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Where did the English Salene family come from? What is the English Salene family crest and coat of arms? When did the Salene family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Salene family history?The origins of the name Salene are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Soloman, which was an ancient personal name. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames. The surname Salene also has origins as a nickname for a man who was considered to be wise or fortunate.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Salene family name include Saleman, Salman, Selman, Selyman, Seleman and others.
First found in Surrey where they were Lords of the manor of Caterham from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salene research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1303, 1371, 1468 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Salene History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Salene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Salene surname or a spelling variation of the name include: George Selman who settled in Barbados in 1634; Michael Selman arrived in Philadelphia in 1741; another Michael Selman arrived in Philadelphia in 1844.
The Salene Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salene 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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