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Salls Family History

Salls Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Sals, habitational name from a place in Limburg province, named for its salt deposits.

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


Similar surnames: Salas, Sales, Valls, Salles, Soll, Sas, Salts, Mallo, Falls, Sale

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Where is the Salls family from?

You can see how Salls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salls families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Salls families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Salls's in USA. New York had the highest population of Salls families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salls. 27% of Salls men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Salls women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salls were Salesman and Proprietor. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Salls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salls 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 427 immigration records available for the last name Salls. 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 991 military records available for the last name Salls. For the veterans among your Salls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salls lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Salls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Salls in 1964 was 88, and 75 in 2004.

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