, in Germany
, is the ancient home of the Soliman 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. Soliman 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.
Early Origins of the Soliman family
The surname Soliman 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.
Early History of the Soliman family
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Soliman 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 Soliman include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.
Early Notables of the Soliman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Soliman family to the New World and Oceana
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 Soliman, or one of its variants above: Salomon Salomon, who came to Georgia in 1733; Abraham Salomon arrived in Philadelphia in 1739; as did Johann Ernst Salomon in 1744 and Johan Salomon in 1750. Eberhart Sallomon arrived in Philadelphia in 1753..
Contemporary Notables of the name Soliman (post 1700)
- Ray Soliman, American politician, Mayor of Crest Hill, Illinois, 2011 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html