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Salinger is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Salinger comes from the name of the famous St. Leger.

Salinger Early Origins



The surname Salinger was first found in Kent where Robert St. Leger was granted estates at Ulcombe and became Lord of the Manor of Ulcombe. "Ulcombe Place and manor belonged to the family of St. Leger, of whom Sir Robert, of an ancient house in Normandy, is said to have supported the Conqueror with his hand when landing on the Sussex coast. The present edifice, [(church)] which is in the later English style, contains some very old monuments to the St. Legers." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
He also held estates at Bexhill in Sussex. Another source claims that Robert actually assisted William, Duke of Normandy from the boat which brought him to England in 1066 prior to the Battle of Hastings.

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Salinger Spelling Variations


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Salinger Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled St.Leger, Leger, Legere, Sallinger, Sellinger, St. Ledger and many more.

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Salinger Early History


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Salinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salinger research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1540, 1631 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Salinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Salinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salinger In Ireland


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Salinger In Ireland



Some of the Salinger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Salinger or a variant listed above were:

Salinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Salinger, who landed in Arkansas in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Salinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Salinger (post 1700)



  • Pierre Salinger (1925-2004), White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Matt Salinger (b. 1960), award winning American actor and son of author J. D. Salinger
  • Diane Louise Salinger (b. 1951), American actress and voice actress
  • Conrad Salinger (1901-1962), American music arranger-orchestrator and composer
  • Pierre Emil George Salinger (1925-2004), American Democrat politician, U.S. Senator from California, 1964
  • Max Salinger, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1893-94
  • Elise Salinger (1942-1998), American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives 20th District, 1997-98
  • Benjamin I. Salinger (1861-1931), American politician, Justice of Iowa State Supreme Court, 1915-20
  • Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (1919-2010), American novelist, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye

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Motto


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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: Haut et bon
Motto Translation: High and good.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Salinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salinger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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