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Salt Family History

Salt Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from Middle English salt, or a habitational name from a place in Staffordshire, so called for a salt pit there.

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


Similar surnames: Sale, Salz, Salts, Salb, Sult, Halt, Salter, Sala, Salm, Sol

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Where is the Salt family from?

You can see how Salt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Salt families living in Ohio. This was about 42% of all the recorded Salt's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Salt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salt. 16% of Salt men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Salt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salt were Clerk and Operator.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Operator
    11%
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Salt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salt 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 Salt. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Salt. For the veterans among your Salt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salt lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Salt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Salt in 1951 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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