Salmon Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Salmon Name Origin

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Origin of the Name Salmon

The Salmon family history was found in the archives. The name Salmon has a number of variants including Sammen, Samon, Sammon, Salmen, Bradden and Bradan. This name in Irish is O'Bradain, taken from the Irish word 'bradan' meaning 'salmon'. This sept came from Connaught Province and County Clare.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
The variants Bradden and Bradan are found in Donegal and Leitrim. The names Salmon and Sammon are found throughout the four Provinces and in Leinster are mainly centered around County Leix. These families settled in Kildare and Dublin before the Elizabethan influx and have been on record from the year 1529. By 1659 they were so well established in County Kildare that the Petty's enumerators ranked them as one of the most numerous Irish names. A well known member of the family was the Rev. George Salmon, 1819-1904, who was Provost of Dublin University and a distinguished mathematician.
The Salmon coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Salmon descendants.
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