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Salmon family page

This family name first appeared in Jersey records in the 13th century


Marie Salmon married Gilles Ahier in St Helier in 1756

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Derivation of surname

This name has nothing to do with the fish, but is derived from the medieval personal name Salomon, which itself is adapted from the Hebrew greeting shâlom, meaning peace.

Early records

This is a long-established Jersey surname, appearing in records from the 13th century, with baptisms recorded in St Brelade from 1577. Although a common English surname, it is much more likely that the name came to Jersey from France, where it has always been widely found, although particularly in the Manche and Ile-et-Vilaine departments which are closest to the Channel Islands.


  • Salmon, 1299
  • Salemon, 1309
  • Saloman
  • Salomon
  • Solemon 1299

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Great War service

  • Four Salmon brothers - Albert John, Alfred James, George Henry and Walter John - were killed in the conflict. They were born in Guernsey to a French father and a Jersey mother, Emily, whose maiden name is not known
  • John Salmon (1880- ) (St H) Gunner, RFA


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Salmon family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Elizabeth Salmon - 29 November 1892, D/Y/A/51
  • Rachel Salmon of St Peter, now of St Ouen, desires to be buried in St Ouen's cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen 15s - 21 August 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Judith Salmon, daughter of Thomas Salmon and Marie Le Boutillier, of St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Aubin's Hospital 1 shilling sterling 5 October 1816 - D/Y/A/18
  • Amelia Saloman née Simon, Lyndhurst, Havre des Pas bequeaths to her 3 children land in Oise, France - 5 April 1909, D/Y/A/68
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