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

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Salb Family Origin

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Salb Family Occupations

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  • Bar Keeper

    17%
  • Cement Pipe Maker

    17%
  • Hotel Proprietor

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

In 1880, Bar Keeper, Cement Pipe Maker and Hotel Proprietor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salb. The most common Salb occupation in the USA was Bar Keeper. 17% of Salb's were Bar Keepers. A less common occupation for the Salb family was Laborer.

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Between 1964 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salb

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