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Salisbury Family History

Salisbury Name Meaning
habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dun ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added. The city is recorded in the Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation.habitational name from Salesbury in Lancashire, so named from Old English salh ‘willow’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’.

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

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Name Distribution of Salisbury Families

  • Number of Salisbury families
     201 - 399
     68 - 200
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Salisbury families
     485 - 968
     162 - 484
     1 - 161
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Salisbury families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Salisbury Family Origin

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Salisbury Immigration Information

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Salisbury Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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