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Salmon Name Meaning

English and French: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Salmon, Saumon, a reduced form of Salomon (see Solomon). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Zalmen, derived via a German form from Hebrew Shelomo (see Solomon). Irish: part translation of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name, probably from bradach ‘spirited’, but written the same as a word meaning ‘salmon’; this name is also sometimes translated Fisher. The English surname is also present in Ireland (chiefly in counties Leix and Kilkenny).

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


Similar surnames: Salman, Salm, Salamon, Almon, Salton, Salomon, Maimon, Gaymon, Ammon

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Where is the Salmon family from?

You can see how Salmon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salmon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salmon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 176 Salmon families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Salmon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Salmon families in 1911.
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What did your Salmon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Salmon. 43% of Salmon men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Salmon women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salmon were Clerk and Income.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Dressmaker
    12%
  • Income
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Salmon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Salmon. For the veterans among your Salmon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salmon lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Salmon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Salmon in 1942 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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