Salmon Family History

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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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Salmon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salmon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Salmon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Benin/Togo


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Salmon Family Origin

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Salmon Family Occupations

What did your Salmon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salmon. A less common occupation for the Salmon family was Farmer Son. The most common Salmon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Salmon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Laborer

  • Farmer Son


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Salmon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 220,000 census records available for the last name Salmon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salmon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Salmon Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salmon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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