Saalfeld Family History
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Saalfeld Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Middle High German sal ‘manor’, ‘hall’ (or from a homonym meaning ‘moist dirt’) + velt ‘field’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places so called in Thuringia and East Prussia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): compound ornamental name from Sal (a short form of Salomon) + German Feld ‘field’, ‘pasture’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press