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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


Similar surnames: Salz, Kalb, Salm, Sale, Salt, Falb, Sall, Garb, Saum, Sala

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Where is the Salb family from?

You can see how Salb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salb family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salb families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Salb family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Salb's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Salb families in 1840.
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What did your Salb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salb. 29% of Salb men worked as a 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
    29%
  • Salesman
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salb 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Salb. 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 905 military records available for the last name Salb. For the veterans among your Salb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salb lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Salb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Salb in 1964 was 46, and 60 in 2004.

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