Salis Name Meaning

Southern French, Swiss French, and Catalan (Salís): unexplained. Greek: occupational name for a ferryman, from sali ‘raft’, ‘ferry’, classical Greek issalion (from issos ‘equal’ + als ‘sea’, ‘water line’).

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Salis Family Origin

Where is the Salis family from?

SHOW MORE

Salis Family Occupations

What did your Salis ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Brick Layer

    9%
  • Drayman

    9%

In 1880, the most common Salis occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Salis's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salis. A less common occupation for the Salis family was Drayman.

Source: Census data for Salis | Data not to scale

Salis Historical Records

What Salis family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Salis ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Salis

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Salis Life Expectancy

What is the average Salis lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salis 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Salis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Salis in 1948 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salis

Famous Salis Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Look up another name