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The Rhineland, in Germany, is the ancient home of the Salomon family. Traditionally, the German people only used one name, but as the population increased they were forced to adopt hereditary surnames. The most common type of name in Germany was derived from the name of a parent of the bearer. To this class belong patronymic names, derived from the father, and metronymic names, derived from the mother. Salomon comes from the baptismal name Solomon. This name is ultimately derived from the Hebrew given name Shelomo, which is derived from the word shalom, which means peace. This name was popular among both Jews and Christians during the Middle Ages. Among Christians, it was also a nickname type of surname for a person who was considered wise or for a person who played the role of King Solomon in a miracle play.

Salomon Early Origins



The surname Salomon was first found in the Rhineland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Salomon Spelling Variations


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Salomon Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Salomon include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.

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Salomon Early History


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Salomon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salomon research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1785, 1797, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Salomon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salomon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Salomon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salomon Notables 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Salomon, or one of its variants above:

Salomon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Salomon, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Salomon Salomon, who came to Georgia in 1733
  • Abraham Salomon arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Johann Ernst Salomon in 1744 and Johan Salomon in 1750
  • Catharina Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1758
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salomon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marcus Salomon, who arrived in America in 1820
  • Alexander Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Therese Salomon, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Jose Maria Salomon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1840
  • Menken Salomon, aged 31, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salomon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pearl Dankevych Salomon, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1899

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Contemporary Notables of the name Salomon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Salomon (post 1700)



  • Edward Salomon (1828-1909), American eighth Governor of Wisconsin
  • Captain Benjamin Lewis Salomon (1914-1944), American Army dentist and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Erich Salomon (1886-1944), German-born news photographer and one of only two known persons to have photographed a session of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Dieter Salomon (b. 1960), German politician and mayor of Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Alice Salomon (1872-1948), German social reformer and pioneer of social work and the first woman granted a Ph.D. from the University of Berlin
  • Pierre Marie Joseph Salomon, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Siegfried Salomon (1885-1962), Danish composer
  • Lysius Salomon (1815-1888), President of Haiti from 1879 to 1888

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Salomon Historic Events


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Salomon Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Abraham Lincoln Salomon, aged 43, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 1

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Salomon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salomon 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 February 2015 at 14:52.

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