Salgado Family History

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Salgado Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: nickname for a witty person, from salgado ‘salty’, figuratively ‘witty’, ‘piquant’ (from Late Latin salicatus, past participle of salicare ‘to give salt to’).

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

Similar surnames: Delgado, Sabado, Salvador, Salada, Salas, Morgado, Saggio, Soldo

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Salgado Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salgado name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Salgado. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Salgado Family Origin

Where is the Salgado family from?

Salgado Family Occupations

What did your Salgado ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Salgado occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Salgado's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Salgado family was Laborer. Farmer, Cig. Maker and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salgado.

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  • Farmer

  • Cig. Maker

  • Day Laborer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Salgado ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Salgado Historical Records

What Salgado family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Salgado. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salgado census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Salgado. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Salgado. For the veterans among your Salgado ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salgado Life Expectancy

What is the average Salgado lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Salgado life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Salgado in 1942 was 21, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salgado

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salgado ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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