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Salazar Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from a place called Salazar in Burgos (where Basque was still spoken during the early Middle Ages) named with sal(h)a ‘house palace’ + za(h)ar ‘old’. Compare Salasar and Zalasar .

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


Similar surnames: Salas, Salada, Alcazar, Nazar, Saldana, Baltazar, Salva, Palomar

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Where is the Salazar family from?

You can see how Salazar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salazar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salazar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 949 Salazar families living in New Mexico. This was about 65% of all the recorded Salazar's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Salazar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salazar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salazar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salazar. 41% of Salazar men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Salazar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salazar were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Salazar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salazar 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Salazar. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Salazar. For the veterans among your Salazar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salazar lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Salazar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Salazar in 1940 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

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