When Keith R Salm was born on 18 March 1951, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Cornelius Salm, was 23 and his mother, Ruth Lilian vanDer Vliet, was 22. He died on 16 October 2017, in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Erna, Ernst, Erwin, Gunther, Heinz, Johann, Otto, Rainer.
German and Dutch: from Middle High German salm, Dutch zalm ‘salmon’, probably in most cases a topographic or habitational name referring to a house identified by the sign of a salmon, but in some cases an occupational name for a salmon fisher.
German and French (Alsace and Lorraine): habitational name from Salm on the Mosel, or from Salm in Alsace.