Salomon Surname History

The Rhineland, in Germany, is the ancient home of the Salomon 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. Salomon 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.

Early Origins of the Salomon family

The surname Salomon was 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.

Important Dates for the Salomon family

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Salomon Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Salomon include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.

Early Notables of the Salomon family (pre 1700)

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Salomon migration to the United States

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Salomon, or one of its variants above:

Salomon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Louis Salomon, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [1]
  • Salomon Salomon, who settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Abraham Salomon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Johann Ernst Salomon in 1744 and Johan Salomon in 1750
  • Catharina Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1758
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Salomon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marcus Salomon, who arrived in America in 1820 [1]
  • Alexander Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Therese Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Jose Maria Salomon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1840 [1]
  • Menken Salomon, aged 31, who landed in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salomon migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Salomon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Pearl Dankevych Salomon, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1899

Salomon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Salomon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Salomon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Salomon (post 1700)

  • Edward Salomon (1828-1909), American eighth Governor of Wisconsin
  • Captain Benjamin Lewis Salomon (1914-1944), American Army dentist and Medal of Honor recipient
  • William Salomon (1745-1815), German musician, born at Bonn in the house (515 Bonngasse) where Beethoven was born twenty-five years later
  • Erich Salomon (1886-1944), German-born news photographer and one of only two known persons to have photographed a session of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Dieter Salomon (b. 1960), German politician and mayor of Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Alice Salomon (1872-1948), German social reformer and pioneer of social work and the first woman granted a Ph.D. from the University of Berlin
  • Pierre Marie Joseph Salomon, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Siegfried Salomon (1885-1962), Danish composer
  • Lysius Salomon (1815-1888), President of Haiti from 1879 to 1888
  • Salomon Wininger (1877-1968), Austrian-Jewish biographer who wrote about 13,000 biographies and published them in seven volumes between 1925 and 1936

Historic Events for the Salomon family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Abraham Lincoln Salomon, aged 43, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 1 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Pierre Salomon. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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