Origins Available: German
, in Germany
, is the ancient home of the Salamon 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. Salamon 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 Salamon family
The surname Salamon 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 Salamon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salamon research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1785, 1797, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Salamon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Salamon 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 Salamon include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.
Early Notables of the Salamon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Salamon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Salamon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Josef Salamon, who landed in Quebec in 1896
- Peter Salamon, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
- Panko Salamon, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1899
- Pearl Dankevych Salamon, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1899
Contemporary Notables of the name Salamon (post 1700)
- Julie Salamon (b. 1953), American journalist, critic and author
- Helen Salamon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956 (alternate), 1960; Secretary of Michigan Democratic Party, 1957 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Thomas Salamon (b. 1989), Austrian professional association footballer
- Peter Salamon, Mathematics Professor at San Diego State University
- Lester M. Salamon (b. 1943), Professor at The Johns Hopkins University
- Bartosz Salamon (b. 1991), Polish footballer