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Salina Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from La Salina in Teruel province or a topographic name from salina ‘saltworks salt marsh’. Italian: topographic name from salina ‘saltworks saltmine’ also ‘arid and lifeless place’. Italian (Sicily): habitational name from Salina a place in the Messina area.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Salinas, Kalina, Salins, Sabina, Saline, Salin, Marina, Molina

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Where is the Salina family from?

You can see how Salina families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salina family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salina families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Salina families living in Michigan. This was about 17% of all the recorded Salina's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Salina families in 1880.
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What did your Salina ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salina. 50% of Salina men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Salina women worked as a Salesgirl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salina were Farm Operator and Maid. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Salesgirl
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Salina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salina 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Salina. 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 307 military records available for the last name Salina. For the veterans among your Salina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salina lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Salina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Salina in 1964 was 69, and 84 in 2004.

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