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Salas Family History

Salas Name Meaning
Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called with Salas, like Salas and Salas de los Barrios, (Galicia), Salas de los Infantes, (Burgos province), Salas Altas and Salas Baxas (Aragon), from the plural of Sala.Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: variant of Sales.Americanized spelling of Hungarian Szálas, a nickname from szálas ‘tall’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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464,984 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,651 Military Records
18,445 Immigration Records
45,095 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Salas Families

  • Number of Salas families
     89 - 176
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Salas families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Salas last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Salas census records

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Salas Family Origin

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Salas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Salas

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Salas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Salas census records

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Salas Civil War Service Records

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