Solomon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Solomon 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 Solomon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Solomon research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1785, 1797, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Solomon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Solomon Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Solomon include Salamon, Salomons, Salaman, Salamann, Salomann, Solomon, Soloman, Solomann and many more.

Early Notables of the Solomon family (pre 1700)

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United States Solomon migration to the United States +

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Solomon, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Solomon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lewis Solomon, who arrived in Virginia in 1715 [1]
  • Elias Solomon, who arrived in New England in 1732 [1]
  • Abraham Solomon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Joseph Solomon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Solomon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Solomon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Israel Solomon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Carl Solomon, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Rap Solomon, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • L Solomon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • H Solomon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Solomon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Benjamin Solomon, aged 24, who landed in South Carolina in 1903 [1]
  • Abdleach John Solomon, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Canada Solomon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Solomon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Solomon, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Solomon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sarah Solomon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. John Solomon U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
Solomon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Solomon, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Catherine Solomon, aged 17, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Mr. Solomon Solomon, (b. 1838), aged 17, Cornish settler, from Newquay, Cornwall, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, he survived the sinking [3]
  • Joseph Solomon, who arrived in Quebec in 1896
  • Peter Solomon, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Solomon migration to Australia +

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

Solomon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • David Solomon, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • S.M. Solomon, a carpenter, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Israel Solomon, a bookbinder, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Abraham Solomon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849 [5]
  • Juliet Solomon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Solomon 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:

Solomon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Esther Solomon, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Thomas Solomon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • Mr. Solomon, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 7th February 1862 [6]
  • Mrs. Solomon, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 7th February 1862 [6]
  • J. Solomon, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Solomon (post 1700) +

  • Russell Malcolm "Russ" Solomon (1925-2018), American entrepreneur from Sacramento, California, founder of Tower Records in 1960
  • William Solomon, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 12th District, 1980 [7]
  • William Solomon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936 [7]
  • Vatra Solomon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [7]
  • Usher Solomon, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 16th District, 1932, 1933 [7]
  • Steven Alan Solomon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 [7]
  • Sam B. Solomon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1940, 1944 (alternate) [7]
  • Ruth Solomon, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State Senate 14th District; Elected 1998 [7]
  • Ronda M. Solomon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960 (alternate) [7]
  • Richard H. Solomon (b. 1937), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1992-93 [7]
  • ... (Another 47 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CONSTANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constant.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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