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Salama Family History

Salama Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic salamah ‘peace’. Salamah ibn ?Amr ibn al-Akwa was one of the ten Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. A related name is Salamah, meaning ‘safety’, ‘security’, or ‘integrity’. This name is found in combinations such as Salamat Allah (Salamatullah) meaning ‘security of Allah’. Jewish (Sephardic): Arabic translation (see 1) of the Hebrew name Shlomoh (see Salomon, Solomon).

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

Similar surnames: Salim, Alam, Sazama, Salamy, Sawaya, Salak, Salata, Samara, Lama

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Where is the Salama family from?

You can see how Salama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salama family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Salama families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Salama families living in Minnesota. This was about 13% of all the recorded Salama's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Salama families in 1920.
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What did your Salama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salama. 45% of Salama men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Salama women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salama census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 748 immigration records available for the last name Salama. 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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Draft Cards

There are 114 military records available for the last name Salama. For the veterans among your Salama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salama lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Salama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Salama in 1968 was 79, and 76 in 2004.

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