The De salis surname derived from the Middle English word "salwe," which meant a "sallow" tree, which is a kind of willow. As such, the name was most likely originally topographic, used to identify someone who lived near such trees.
Early Origins of the De salis family
The surname De salis was first found in Shropshire
, where Nicholas de Sallowe was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
for that ancient county, in the year 1254. Another early record of the name is of Robert ate Salwe, in the "Ministers Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall" for 1297.
Early History of the De salis family
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De salis Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname De salis include Sallis, de Sallis, Salis, de Salis, Salliss, Sallow and many more.
Early Notables of the De salis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De salis family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Michael Sallows, who arrived in Salem, MA in 1635; Andrew Sallis, who arrived in America in 1740; Robert Sallows, who was sent to Maryland in 1742; John Sallis, who came to Nova Scotia in 1750.
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