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Sales Family History

Sales Name Meaning
English: from Middle English salwes ‘sallows’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a group of sallow trees (see Sale 2).Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: a habitational name from any of the places called Sales, like Sales de Llierca (Catalonia) or Sales (Asturies), from the plural of Sala 1. This name is specially common in Catalonia.Portuguese: habitational name from a place that is probably so called from a Germanic personal name of uncertain form and derivation.Portuguese: religious byname adopted since the 17th century in honor of St. Francis of Sales (1567–1622), who was born at the Château de Sales in Savoy.French (Salès): habitational name from places named Salès in Cantal and Tarn.

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

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114,594 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,514 Military Records
7,444 Immigration Records
90,885 Census and Voter Lists
119,323 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sales Families

  • Number of Sales families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sales families
     286 - 570
     96 - 285
     1 - 95
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sales families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sales Family Origin

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Sales Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sales

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Sales Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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