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Salton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from Salton in North Yorkshire, England, or Saltoun in East Lothian, Scotland. The first is named from Old English salh ‘(sallow) willow’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Calton, Dalton, Alton, Saxton, Halton, Talton, Walton, Yelton, Milton

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Where is the Salton family from?

You can see how Salton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Salton family living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Salton's in the USA. Alabama and 2 other states had the highest population of Salton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salton. 30% of Salton men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Salton women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salton were Clerk 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
    30%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Salton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salton 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 Salton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Salton. For the veterans among your Salton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Salton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Salton in 1957 was 40, and 86 in 2004.

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