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Salto Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places called Salto from salto ‘sloping’. Catalan (Saltó): variant of Saltor a habitational name from a town of this name in northern Catalonia. Italian: from the medieval personal name Saltus a short form of the omen or well-wishing name Bonassaltus composed of the elements b(u)on ‘good’ + assaltus ‘surprise’.

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

Similar surnames: Canto, Salt, Salton, Salvo, Sales, Sisto, Basto, Salin, Santo, Salido

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Where is the Salto family from?

You can see how Salto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salto family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salto families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Salto families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Salto's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Salto families in 1880.
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What did your Salto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Salto. 50% of Salto men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Painter
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Salto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salto 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Salto. 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 68 military records available for the last name Salto. For the veterans among your Salto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salto lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Salto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Salto in 1952 was 24, and 63 in 2003.

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