The name Salmont is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes 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 Salmont family
The surname Salmont 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 Salmont family
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Salmont Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Salmont has undergone many spelling variations
, including Salmon, Salman, Salmond, Samon and others.
Early Notables of the Salmont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Salmont family to Ireland
Some of the Salmont family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Salmont family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Salmont were among those contributors: 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 Salmont 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.