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This name SELMON was a baptismal name 'the son of Solomon', an ancient personal name, which was probably brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name was fairly widespead in the Middle Ages among Christians, and has for generations been a popular Jewish name. It was also used early as a nickname for a man who was considered to be wise, and for one who played the part of King Solomon in an early miracle play. Early records of the name mention Salomon (without surname) listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086. Hugo filius Salman was documented in County Yorkshire in the year 1219. Qilliam Salman of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Buried. Alexander Sawllmond, at St. Peter's, Cornhill, London in 1574. John Salmon and Constance Fallwell, were married in London in the year 1620. William Salmond married Elizabeth Corns, at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in 1797. The name is fairly widely distributed in Ireland, taken by setters, where it was established mainly in County Kilkenny in the 16th century. The name in Gaelic is O'Bradain. The inland Leinster county of Kilkenny is bounded on the north by county Leix, on the east by the counties of Carlow and Wexford, on the south by county Waterford and on the west by county Tipperary. The city of Kilkenny with its splendid Gothic cathedral on the hill, built of Kilkenny limestone, and its great castle on the Butlers, overlooking the River Nore, is the chief town of the county and of the towns of Leinster, second only to Dublin. In the 14th century King Edward III convened a parliament at Kilkenny and in the 17th century the city briefly enjoyed political importance when the Catholic Confederation met there in 1642. In the first half of the 16th century the 8th Earl of Ormonde and his countess brought Flemish master-weavers to Kilkenny to introduce the manufacture of tapestry, carpets and fine diaper. There are many variant spellings of the name which include Salman, Salmond, Solomon and Salaman.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2020

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