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Salo Family History

Salo Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from salo ‘forested wilderness’ adopted by Finns without surnames or with Swedish surnames chiefly in southern western and central Finland (compare Laine ). However in Ostrobothnia especially and to a lesser extent in Satakunta this is a habitational name from farms so named.

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


Similar surnames: Sala, Sale, Solo, Palo, Alo, Calo, Salm, Malo, Salt, Sago

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Where is the Salo family from?

You can see how Salo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Salo family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Salo's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Salo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salo. 26% of Salo men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Salo women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salo were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Salo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salo 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Salo. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Salo. For the veterans among your Salo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Salo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Salo in 1956 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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