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Sammon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Sammon was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Solomon. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.


Early Origins of the Sammon family


The surname Sammon was first found in Cumberland and Surrey. The manor of Salmons in Caterham, county Surrey is known to have belonged temp. Edward III to Roger Saleman. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Salmond family of Waterfoot, Cumberland are or French origin, one of their ancestors having fled to England during the persecutions of the Huguenots.

One of the first records of the family was John Salmon (died 1325), Bishop of Norwich and Chancellor, "was probably of humble origin; his parents' names were Soloman and Amicia or Alice. He became a monk at Ely and was elected prior of that house before 1291. On the death of William of Louth in 1298 the majority of the chapter chose Prior Salmon as their bishop, but the minority chose John Langton, the king's chancellor and afterwards bishop of Chichester. The archbishop decided in favour of Salmon. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


Early History of the Sammon family


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Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1713, 1675, 1742, 1648, 1706, 1679, 1767, 1690, 1648, 1706, 1679, 1767, 1648, 1706, 1644, 1713 and are included under the topic Early Sammon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sammon Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Sammon include Salmon, Salman, Salmond, Samon and others.

Early Notables of the Sammon family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include William Salmon (1644-1713), known as the "professor of five wives," English maker of drugs with questionable credentials. Nathanael Salmon (1675-1742), was an English historian and antiquary, the son of Thomas Salmon (1648-1706), who married Katherine, daughter of Serjeant John Bradshaw. Thomas Salmon (1679-1767) was...
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Migration of the Sammon family to Ireland


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Migration of the Sammon family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Sammon were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Sammon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Sammon, who settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Stephen Sammon, who landed in Maryland in 1634 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Sammon, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Sammon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Sammon, who arrived in Virginia in 1701-1702 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Sammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlie Sammon, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Patrick Sammon, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Sammon (post 1700)


  • Clint Joseph Sammon (b. 1983), American professional baseball catcher
  • Marty Sammon (b. 1977), American blues keyboardist
  • Bill Sammon, American Fox News Washington managing editor and a vice president for the network, as well as a published author
  • John J. Sammon, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1905-06 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ashley George Sammon (b. 1991), English footballer
  • Albert Edward Sammon (1886-1957), English violinist, composer and later violin teacher
  • Liam Sammon (b. 1946), retired Irish Gaelic football manager and former player
  • Conor Sammon (b. 1986), Irish footballer
  • John Sammon McKiernan (1911-1997), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1947-50, 1951-56; Governor of Rhode Island, 1950-51; Superior Court Judge in Rhode Island, 1956- [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Sammon Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Optima sapientia probitas
Motto Translation: Probity is the best wisdom.


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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