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Salmons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Salmons 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.

Early Origins of the Salmons family


The surname Salmons 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.

Early History of the Salmons family


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Salmons Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Salmons family name include Salmon, Salman, Salmond, Samon and others.

Early Notables of the Salmons family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Salmons family to Ireland


Some of the Salmons family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Salmons family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Salmons surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Salmons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Salmons, who landed in Peru in 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Aragones Salmons, who arrived in Peru in 1869 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Kate Salmons, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1893

Salmons Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Salmons, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Maria Salmons, aged 50, who settled in America from Stourbridge, England, in 1911
  • Helen T Salmons, aged 39, who emigrated to America, in 1913
  • Thomas Wesley Salmons, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Oscar Salmons, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salmons Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Salmons, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Rebecca Salmons, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Ellen Salmons, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

Contemporary Notables of the name Salmons (post 1700)


  • John Rashall Salmons (b. 1979), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Geoffrey Salmons (b. 1948), retired English footballer

The Salmons 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


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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