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Where did the English Salman family come from? What is the English Salman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Salman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Salman family history?Salman is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. 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 Salman also has origins as a nickname for a man who was considered to be wise or fortunate.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Salman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Salman 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 Salman research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1303, 1371, 1468 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Salman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Salman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Salman or a variant listed above:
Salman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Salman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Salman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salman 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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