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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Salmon came from the baptismal name for the son of Solomon. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious 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.

Salmon Early Origins



The surname Salmon was first found in Cumberland and Surrey. The manor of Salmons in Caterham, county Surrey is known to have belonged temp. Edward III to Roger Saleman. [1]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.

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Salmon Spelling Variations


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Salmon Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Salmon has been recorded under many different variations, including Salmon, Salman, Salmond, Samon and others.

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Salmon Early History


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Salmon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salmon research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1644 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Salmon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salmon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Salmon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Salmon In Ireland


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Salmon In Ireland



Some of the Salmon 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Salmon or a variant listed above:

Salmon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Salmon, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1634
  • William Salmon settled in St. Christopher in 1635 along with Peter
  • Peter Salmon, aged 20, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Stephen Salmon, who landed in Maryland in 1646
  • Francis Salmon, who arrived in Maryland in 1651-1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salmon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Salmon, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • John Salmon, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Alexander Salmon, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • Jacques Salmon, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • John Salmon, who landed in Georgia in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salmon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Salmon, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mathew Salmon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Richard Salmon, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • James Salmon, who landed in New York in 1828
  • William Salmon, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salmon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Salmon and her husband settled in Newfoundland in 1774 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Salmon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Salmon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Isaac Salmon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • J. Salmon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849
  • John Salmon, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Joseph Salmon, aged 29, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salmon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Salmon, aged 20, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Eliza Salmon, aged 20, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • John Salmon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • William Salmon, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Henry M. Salmon, aged 44, a tailor, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Salmon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Salmon (post 1700)



  • Edward Lloyd "Ed" Salmon Jr. (1934-2016), American bishop in The Episcopal Church
  • Edward R. Salmon, American entertainment industry executive and radio broadcaster, inducted into The Country Radio Hall of Fame (2006)
  • Jesse R. Salmon, American Republican politician, Chair of Essex County Republican Party, 1925
  • I. B. Salmon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1940
  • Henry M. Salmon, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Lee County, 1844
  • Frederick M. Salmon (b. 1870), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920, 1928, 1932; Connecticut state comptroller, 1923-33
  • Cortez Salmon, American Republican politician, South Dakota superintendent of public instruction, 1891-95
  • Charles Henry Salmon (1852-1920), American Democrat politician, Merchant; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1908
  • Charles B. Salmon Jr. (b. 1938), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Laos, 1992-93
  • Carlos Salmon, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Salmon Historic Events


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Salmon Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Salmon (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Homebush, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Salmon


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Suggested Readings for the name Salmon



  • The Descendants of Michael & Catherine Salmon by Robert James Salmon.

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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: Optima sapientia probitas
Motto Translation: Probity is the best wisdom.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. 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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Salmon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salmon 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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