The name ‘Solomon’ is of French origin. It is derived from the name ‘Saloman’ ultimately from the Hebrew male given name ‘Shelmo’, (a derivative of ‘shalom’, meaning peace), which was fairly widespread in the Middle Ages amongst Christians and has for generations been a popular Jewish name. Among Christians it was also used as a nickname for a man considered wise, and for someone who had played the part of King Solomon in a miracle play. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Solomon’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John Solyman’, from Wiltshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘George Solomans’, aged 37, a Planter by trade, from Scotland. He immigrated to America before 1760, and settled in Stafford Cou…
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