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Solomon Name Meaning

Jewish English Scottish Dutch Swedish French Portuguese Romanian Ethiopian and Eritrean; Spanish (Solomón): from a vernacular form of the Biblical Hebrew personal name Shelomo a derivative of shalom ‘peace’. The name Solomon has for generations been a popular Jewish name and was also fairly widespread in the Middle Ages among Christians. In the Bible it is the name of King David's successor noted for his wisdom; among Christians it was therefore also used as a nickname for a man who was considered wise. The spelling Solomon is used in the King James Bible of 1611 which is why this is the standard form of the name in modern English but spellings with Sal- were more usual across continental Europe the 1534 Lutheran Bible rendering it as Salomo and the 1560 Geneva Bible as Salomon . From the 7th century the spelling Salomon is recorded as a Christian personal name in France where it was the name of several saints including a Breton king martyred in 87 In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (see Salomon Salamon ). See also Salmon — Note: Since Ethiopians and Eritreans do not have hereditary surnames the Ethiopian and Eritrean name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Salmon, Sloman, Salomon, Solomons, Soldo, Holman, Salomone, Salome

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You can see how Solomon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Solomon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Solomon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Solomon families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 15% of all the recorded Solomon's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Solomon families in 1840.
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What did your Solomon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Solomon. 13% of Solomon men worked as a Salesman and 7% of Solomon women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Solomon were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Solomon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Solomon. For the veterans among your Solomon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Solomon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Solomon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Solomon in 1941 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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