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Salas Name Meaning

Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called with Salas, like Salas and Salas de los Barrios, (Galicia), Salas de los Infantes, (Burgos province), Salas Altas and Salas Baxas (Aragon), from the plural of Sala. Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: variant of Sales. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Szálas, a nickname from szálas ‘tall’.

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


Similar surnames: Sala, Sales, Salls, Vilas, Salay, Vales, Galas, Sas, Salto, Palas

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Where is the Salas family from?

You can see how Salas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Salas family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Salas's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Salas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salas. 34% of Salas men worked as a Laborer and 33% of Salas women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salas were New Worker and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • New Worker
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    33%
  • Laundress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Salas. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Salas. For the veterans among your Salas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salas lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Salas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Salas in 1942 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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