Salinger Family History
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Salinger Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Léger in La Manche or Saint-Léger-aux-Bois in Seine-Maritime, both so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Leger (see Ledger), the martyred 7th-century bishop of Autun. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanized form of the personal name Salomon.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press