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Salem Family History

Salem Name Meaning
Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic salim or salim ‘safe’, ‘secure’, ‘perfect’, ‘complete’. Salim ibn ?Umayr was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.French (Alsace): habitational name from a place named Salem in Haut-Rhin, named for the holy city of Jerusalem.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Salem Families

  • Number of Salem families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Salem families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Salem last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Salem Family Origin

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Salem Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Salem

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Salem Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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