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Salles Name Meaning

French: variant of Salle 1. Catalan (Sallés): possibly variant of Sellés, or variant of Cellers, two habitational names from the so named Catalan towns. Catalan: plural variant of Salla, unexplained. This name is common in the Lleida region.

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

Similar surnames: Sales, Balles, Valles, Galles, Salley, Salle, Salls, Sarles, Alles

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Where is the Salles family from?

You can see how Salles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salles families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Salles families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Salles's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Salles families in 1840.
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What did your Salles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salles. 24% of Salles men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Salles women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salles were Labor and 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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Salles. 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 643 military records available for the last name Salles. For the veterans among your Salles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salles lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Salles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Salles in 1958 was 40, and 86 in 2004.

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