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Salzwedel Family History

Salzwedel Name Meaning
North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, the largest being near Uelzen. The place name is a compound of Salz ‘salt’ (Old Saxon salt) + Old Saxon wedel ‘ford’.

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

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4,067 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,439 Military Records
411 Immigration Records
1,873 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Salzwedel Families

  • Number of Salzwedel families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Salzwedel families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Salzwedel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Salzwedel census records

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Salzwedel Family Origin

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Salzwedel Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Salzwedel

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Salzwedel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Salzwedel census records

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Military Service by Salzwedel

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