An English, Scottish, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian surname, Solomon comes from the Hebrew term ‘shalom’ which meant a peace-maker. The spelling variations for Solomon include Salomons, Sammon, Salaman, Salomon, Salman and Salmond. In Germany the Solomon surname originated in the Rhineland region. In England the Solomon surname is found in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Warwickshire and all along the southern coast from Norfolk to Cornwall. There are many living in the city of London also. In Scotland the Solomon families mostly reside in Lanarkshire, Midlothian and Wigtownshire. Within the United States most individuals with the Solomon surname came from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Texas, Washington, Illinois and Wisconsin. Famous: Harold Solomon (professional tennis player), David Solomon (television producer), Haym Solomon (helped finance the American side in the American Revolutionary War), Russ Solomon (co-founder of Tower Records), Vonzell Solomon (singer), Norman Solomon (writer), Willie Solomon (professional basketball player) and Dean Solomon (footballer from Australia).