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Saal Family History

Saal Name Meaning

from Middle High German sal ‘hall’, ‘manorhouse’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked at such a place. topographic name from Middle High German sal ‘moist dirt’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Staal, Saam, Seal, Saar, Raak, Saul, Shaw, Kral, Saas, Kall

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Where is the Saal family from?

You can see how Saal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saal families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Saal family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Saal's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Saal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saal. 17% of Saal men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Saal women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saal were Laborer and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    22%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Saal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Saal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Saal. For the veterans among your Saal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saal lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Saal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Saal in 1963 was 66, and 91 in 2004.

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