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Salonen Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from salo ‘forested wilderness’ (compare Salo ) + the surname suffix -nen adopted in the late 19th century by Finns without surnames in southwestern and central Finland (compare Virtanen ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Halonen, Salminen, Tolonen, Ahonen, Sales, Salo, Floden, Loden

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Where is the Salonen family from?

You can see how Salonen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salonen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Salonen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Salonen families living in Minnesota. This was about 16% of all the recorded Salonen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Salonen families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salonen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salonen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salonen. 35% of Salonen men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Salonen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salonen were Janitor and Housewife. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Houseworker
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salonen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salonen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Salonen. 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 290 military records available for the last name Salonen. For the veterans among your Salonen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salonen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Salonen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Salonen in 1953 was 81, and 68 in 2004.

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