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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Sammon was formed. The name was derived 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.

Sammon Early Origins



The surname Sammon 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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Sammon Spelling Variations


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Sammon Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Sammon include Salmon, Salman, Salmond, Samon and others.

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Sammon Early History


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Sammon Early History



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

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Sammon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sammon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sammon In Ireland


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Sammon In Ireland



Some of the Sammon 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Sammon were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Sammon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Sammon settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Stephen Sammon, who landed in Maryland in 1634
  • John Sammon, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Sammon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Sammon, who arrived in Virginia in 1701-1702

Sammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlie Sammon, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Patrick Sammon settled in Philadelphia in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sammon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sammon (post 1700)



  • Clint Joseph Sammon (b. 1983), American professional baseball catcher
  • Marty Sammon (b. 1977), American blues keyboardist
  • Bill Sammon, American Fox News Washington managing editor and a vice president for the network, as well as a published author
  • John J. Sammon, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1905-06
  • Ashley George Sammon (b. 1991), English footballer
  • Albert Edward Sammon (1886-1957), English violinist, composer and later violin teacher
  • Liam Sammon (b. 1946), retired Irish Gaelic football manager and former player
  • Conor Sammon (b. 1986), Irish footballer

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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.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. 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.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Sammon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sammon 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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