Soloman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rhineland, in Germany, is the ancient home of the Soloman 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. Soloman 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 Soloman family

The surname Soloman 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 Soloman family

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Soloman Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Soloman include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.

Early Notables of the Soloman family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Soloman during this period were Haym Salomon (1740-1785), an early American patriot, who was a supporter of the American Revolution and a member of the "Sons of Liberty." Charles Kensington Salaman, born in London, March 3, 1814; began music early—violin, PF., and composition. In 1824 was elected student of the Royal Academy...
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Soloman Ranking

In the United States, the name Soloman is the 8,526th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Soloman migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Soloman were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Soloman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Phillipp Soloman, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [2]
Soloman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abra Soloman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [2]
Soloman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Levi Soloman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [2]
  • H Soloman, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • D Soloman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Frederick Soloman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1861 [2]
Soloman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Soloman, who landed in Alabama in 1919 [2]

Australia Soloman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Soloman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Soloman, English Convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Sarah Soloman, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance" [4]
Soloman Settlers in Australia in the 20th Century
  • Mr. William Soloman, (b. 1894), aged 18, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Perthshire" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 30th November 1912 [5]

New Zealand Soloman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Soloman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Henry Soloman, (b. 1870), aged 4, Cornish settler departing on 17th August 1874 aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th November 1874 [6]
  • Mr. William Soloman, (b. 1846), aged 28, Cornish Sawyer departing on 17th August 1874 aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th November 1874 [6]
  • Mr. William Jonathan Soloman, (b. 1867), aged 7, Cornish settler departing on 17th August 1874 aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th November 1874 [6]
  • Mrs. Jane Soloman, (b. 1843), aged 31, Cornish settler departing on 17th August 1874 aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th November 1874 [6]
  • Miss Janet Soloman, (b. 1871), aged 3, Cornish settler departing on 17th August 1874 aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th November 1874 [6]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Soloman (post 1700) +

  • Charles F. Soloman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1900; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1920 [7]
  • Roger Allan Francis Soloman (1939-2021), Canadian provincial politician and educator on Prince Edward Island
  • James Soloman Biery (1839-1904), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1873-75; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884 [8]
  • Soloman Laurent Juneau (1793-1856), French Canadian fur trader and founder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eponym of the SS Solomon Juneau, a Liberty ship


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 30th November 1858. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1858.shtml.
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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