Salama History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Salama surname was created from the Biblical personal name Salomone.
Early Origins of the Salama family
The surname Salama was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Salama family
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Salama Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Salomone, Salomoni, Salomon, Slamone and others.
Early Notables of the Salama family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Salama family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharina Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1758; Antonio Salamone, who arrived in North America in 1821; and Rocco Antonio Salamone, who settled in Illinois in 1907..
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