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Salter Family History

Salter Name Meaning
English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salt ‘salt’ + the agent suffix -er.English: occupational name for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument, Middle English, Old French saltere ‘psaltery’. (The Middle English word is derived from Latin psalterium, Greek psalterion, from psallein ‘to sound’).North German form of Salzer.

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

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252,238 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,073 Military Records
17,652 Immigration Records
198,104 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Salter Families

  • Number of Salter families
     98 - 193
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Salter families
     625 - 1,247
     209 - 624
     1 - 208
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Salter families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Salter Family Origin

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Salter Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Salter

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Salter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Salter Civil War Service Records

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