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Salts Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a salt producer or seller, from German Salz, Yiddish zalts ‘salt’.

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


Similar surnames: Salt, Saltz, Sult, Saft, Salls, Salis, Sacks, Salto, Sale, Alt

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Where is the Salts family from?

You can see how Salts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salts families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Salts families living in Ohio. This was about 52% of all the recorded Salts's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Salts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salts. 25% of Salts men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Salts women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salts were Farming and Teacher. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Attendant
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Salts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salts 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Salts. 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 Salts. For the veterans among your Salts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salts lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Salts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Salts in 1951 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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