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Salmen Family History

Salmen Name Meaning

Variant of English Salmon or German Salman.

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


Similar surnames: Salman, Salmon, Sarten, Dalman, Simmen, Balmer, Halden, Kallen, Amen

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Where is the Salmen family from?

You can see how Salmen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salmen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Salmen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Salmen families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Salmen's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Salmen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salmen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salmen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salmen. 41% of Salmen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Salmen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salmen were Attendant and New Worker.

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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

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Attendant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Salmen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salmen 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 Salmen. 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 533 military records available for the last name Salmen. For the veterans among your Salmen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salmen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Salmen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Salmen in 1963 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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