Salm Family History
Salm Name Meaning
German (southwest and Rhineland) and Dutch: from Middle High German salm, Dutch zalm ‘salmon’, probably in most cases a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a salmon, but in some cases an occupational name for a salmon fisher. German: habitational name from Salm on the Mosel, or from Salm in Alsace. Dutch (Van Salm): habitational name from Zalm in Dutch Limburg or Vielsalm in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press