Sallmount is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Solomon. Patronymic
surnames arose out of the vernacular
given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic
surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local
language. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.
Early Origins of the Sallmount family
The surname Sallmount was first found in Cumberland
. The manor of Salmons in Caterham, county Surrey
is known to have belonged temp.
Edward III to Roger Saleman. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Salmond family of Waterfoot, Cumberland
are or French origin, one of their ancestors having fled to England
during the persecutions of the Huguenots.
Early History of the Sallmount family
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Sallmount Spelling Variations
Sallmount has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Sallmount have been found, including Salmon, Salman, Salmond, Samon and others.
Early Notables of the Sallmount family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sallmount family to Ireland
Some of the Sallmount family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sallmount family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Sallmounts to arrive on North American shores: Elizabeth Salmon and her husband settled in Newfoundland in 1774; Jane Salmon and her husband settled in Virginia in 1663; William Salmon settled in St. Christopher in 1635 along with Peter.
The Sallmount 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: Optima sapientia probitas
Motto Translation: Probity is the best wisdom.