Salem Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic salim or salim ‘safe’, ‘secure’, ‘perfect’, ‘complete’. Salim ibn ?Umayr was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. French (Alsace): habitational name from a place named Salem in Haut-Rhin, named for the holy city of Jerusalem.

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


Similar surnames: Salim, Sales, Saleh, Sale, Salm, Sole, Salaam, Salek, Solem, Palm

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Salem Family Origin

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Salem Family Occupations

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  • Housepainter

    50%
  • Mate Of Ship (Seaman)

    50%

In 1881, the most common Salem occupation in the UK was Housepainter. 50% of Salem's were Housepainters. Housepainter and Mate Of Ship (Seaman) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Salem.

Source: Census data for Salem | Data not to scale

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Between 1953 and 2004, Salem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Salem in 1953 was 35, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salem

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