Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: from the Middle English, Old French
personal name Salmon, Saumon, a reduced form of
Salomon (see Solomon).
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Zalmen, derived via a
German form from Hebrew Shelomo (see Solomon).
- Irish: part translation of Gaelic Ó Bradáin
‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name, probably from
bradach ‘spirited’, but written the same as a word meaning
‘salmon’; this name is also sometimes translated Fisher. The
English surname is also present in Ireland (chiefly in counties Leix
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