Last name: Salomon

This intriguing and unusual name is of early medieval English origin, and derives from the Middle English and Old French given name "Salmon" or "Saumon", a contracted form of Salomon. The ultimate origin of the personal name is from the Hebrew male given name "Shelomo", a derivative of "shalom", peace. Salomon and its variant forms was a popular given name among Christians and Jews during the Middle Ages; it is recorded as "Salomon" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and one "Salamon clericus" is recorded in Suffolk in 1121. Salomon was the usual medieval form, used in the Vulgate Bible, and by Tyndale and Cranmer, while Solomon is the form used in the Geneva Bible and the Authorized Version. In England the surname may also have developed from use as a nickname for a man thought to be unusually wise, and for someone who had played the part of King Solomon in a miracle play. The modern English surname has many variants, ranging from Salamon, Salaman and Salomon to Salmon, Salman and Salmen. A Coat of Arms granted to a Salmon family is ermines, three salmons haurient proper, in chief a gold cross pattee. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Salmon, which was dated 1210, in the "Curia Rolls of Bedfordshire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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I'm descended from Ester Salomon sometimes written as Salmon. Ester married Pierre Girard of Bordeaux. They went between London & Bordeaux.
Ester was christened 20 November 1631 at the French Huguenot church on Threadneedle Street, London. Then, the same day, she was also baptised at St. Anne's, in Blackfriar's, London! At the Huguenot church her parents names were listed as Jean Salomon (though other records have him as Salmon) and Marie Grauier (sometimes listed as Gracier and Granier). At the Anglican church her parents used Anglicised names-- John and Mary Salomon & they called her Hester there.
Jean Salomon/Salmon, and Marie Gracier/ Grauier / Granier were married in London on 6 July 1928. At that time Marie was a twenty-eight-year-old widow; her first husband was Samuel Thibaud who she married at the Threadneedle church on 10 August 1624.
The records say that Marie was from London and that Jean was from Sedan, France.
I *think* Jean's father was Isaac Salomon.

(continued from prior posting) Anyway, if someone could please let me know what information they have on the Salomons/Salmons of Bordeaux, London, & Sedan, I would greatly appreciate it. I'd also appreciate something definitive on Jean's father. Ester's father Jean Salmon/Salomon would've been born circa 1600, give or take a decade. Although Isaac Salomon appears to be the only male who fits the surname, geographic location, religious sect, & time in history, I'd like something a bit more definitive.
Also, if any of the male Salmons/Salomons who are descended from Jean Salmon/Salomon of the Threadneedle church (sometimes he was also associated with the Thorney French Protestant Refugee church in Cambridgeshire) have had any DNA taken I would *love* to know what the Y haplogroup is. I have a very strong suspicion that the Bordeaux Salomons were descendants of conversos. I previously though this was a certainty but in the past week or so realized I'd connected the wrong person.

Robin Salomon Dye
I have heard that Salomon was the Sephardic Jew spelling for those of the Iberian Peninsula who were banished in 1492 by Isabella and Ferdiand. That is, Be Catholic or get out. But then I have also heard Salomon is a Polish spelling. Ironically, my Salomon grandfather married my Irish Catholic grandmother (had to cross state lines to find a priest who would perform the ceremony) so we are Catholic Salomons. My dad had no use for Catholocism as an adult as he and his brother went to Catholic schools and then nuns were merciless, referring to them mockingly as Jew Boy . . . i.e. Oh . . . Jew Boy forget his homework, etc.

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