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Salsman Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Salzmann, or of Ashkenazic Jewish cognate Salzman.

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


Similar surnames: Saltsman, Salzman, Saltman, Salman, Saltzman, Kassman, Susman

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Where is the Salsman family from?

You can see how Salsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salsman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salsman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Salsman families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Salsman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Salsman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salsman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salsman. 24% of Salsman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Salsman women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salsman were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
    24%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Salsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salsman 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 Salsman. 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 808 military records available for the last name Salsman. For the veterans among your Salsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salsman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Salsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Salsman in 1958 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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