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Salman Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic salman ‘safe’. Salman al-Farsi was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is widespread throughout the Muslim world. Variant of Suleiman. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Salmon 2. English, French, Dutch, and German: from a reduced form of Salomon. Compare Salmon 1.

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


Similar surnames: Salmon, Selman, Talman, Salaam, Kalman, Alman, Salzman, Salmen

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Where is the Salman family from?

You can see how Salman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salman families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Salman families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Salman's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Salman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salman. 21% of Salman men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Salman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salman were Manager 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Salman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Salman. 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 874 military records available for the last name Salman. For the veterans among your Salman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Salman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Salman in 1954 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

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