Salm Family History
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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
Similar surnames: Palm, Sala, Sahm, Salb, Sale, Galm, Saam, Salz, Saum, Alm