Salb Family History
Salb Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of ointments, from Middle High German salbe ‘ointment’, ‘salve’. The name also came to mean ‘flatterer’, ‘toady’. nickname from Midle High German salwe ‘dark’ ‘sallow’, ‘dirty’. variant of Salet(e)l, probably Austrian, also found in the Gottschee area in Slovenia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press