Salama Family History

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Salama Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic salamah ‘peace’. Salamah ibn ?Amr ibn al-Akwa was one of the ten Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. A related name is Salamah, meaning ‘safety’, ‘security’, or ‘integrity’. This name is found in combinations such as Salamat Allah (Salamatullah) meaning ‘security of Allah’. Jewish (Sephardic): Arabic translation (see 1) of the Hebrew name Shlomoh (see Salomon, Solomon).

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

Similar surnames: Salim, Alam, Sazama, Salamy, Sawaya, Salak, Salata, Samara, Lama

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Salama Family Origin

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Salama Family Occupations

What did your Salama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salama. 45% of Salama men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Salama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salama 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 748 immigration records available for the last name Salama. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 114 military records available for the last name Salama. For the veterans among your Salama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salama Life Expectancy

What is the average Salama lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Salama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Salama in 1968 was 79, and 76 in 2004.

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