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Where did the English Salinger family come from? What is the English Salinger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Salinger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Salinger family history?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.
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.
First found in Kent where Robert St. Leger was granted estates at Ulcombe and became Lord of the Manor of Ulcombe. He also held estates at Bexhill in Sussex. It is said that Robert actually assisted William, Duke of Normandy from the boat which brought him to England in 1066 prior to the Battle of Hastings.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salinger research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1540, 1st , 1631 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Salinger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
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.
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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