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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

Similar surnames: Stanfield, Sale, Staller, Salberg, Hausfeld, Seinfeld, Barfield

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Saalfeld Family Origin

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Saalfeld Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Saalfeld occupation in the USA was Gardener. 50% of Saalfeld's were Gardeners. Gardener and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Saalfeld.

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  • Shoemaker


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Saalfeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Saalfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saalfeld census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 442 immigration records available for the last name Saalfeld. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Saalfeld. For the veterans among your Saalfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Saalfeld Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Saalfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Saalfeld in 1952 was 46, and 58 in 2004.

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