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Solomon Name Meaning

Jewish, English, Scottish, Dutch, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish (Solomón): vernacular form of the Biblical Hebrew male personal name Shelomo (a derivative of shalom ‘peace’). This was fairly widespread in the Middle Ages among Christians; it has for generations been a popular Jewish name. In the Bible it is the name of King David’s successor, noted for his wisdom. Among Christians it was also used as a nickname for a man who was considered wise. In North America it is also found as an Anglicized form of Salomon and Salamon.

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

Similar surnames: Salmon, Sloman, Salomon, Solomons, Soldo, Holman, Salomone, Salome

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Solomon Family Origin

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Solomon Family Occupations

What did your Solomon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Tailor, Farmer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Solomon. A less common occupation for the Solomon family was Labourer. The most common Solomon occupation in the UK was Tailor. 7% of Solomon's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Solomon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Solomon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 199,000 census records available for the last name Solomon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solomon 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 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Solomon. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Solomon. For the veterans among your Solomon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Solomon Life Expectancy

What is the average Solomon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Solomon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Solomon in 1941 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Solomon 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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