Salaman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rhineland, in Germany, is the ancient home of the Salaman 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. Salaman 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 Salaman family

The surname Salaman 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.

Early History of the Salaman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salaman research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1829, 1797, 1740, 1785, 1814, 1824 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Salaman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Salaman Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Salaman include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.

Early Notables of the Salaman family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Salaman during this period were Haym Salomon (1740-1785), an early American patriot, who was a supporter of the American Revolution and a member of the "Sons of Liberty." Charles Kensington Salaman, born in London, March 3, 1814; began music early—violin, PF., and composition. In 1824 was elected student of the Royal Academy...
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United States Salaman migration to the United States +

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Salaman, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Salaman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Salaman, aged 27, who arrived in New York, NY in 1873 [1]


  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)


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