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Saltsman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt, from German Salz ‘salt’ + Mann ‘man’. Altered spelling of German Salzmann.

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


Similar surnames: Saltzman, Salzman, Salsman, Saltman, Waldman, Salman, Altmann

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Where is the Saltsman family from?

You can see how Saltsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saltsman family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Saltsman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Saltsman families living in New York. This was about 49% of all the recorded Saltsman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Saltsman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saltsman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saltsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Saltsman. 31% of Saltsman men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Saltsman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saltsman were Salesman and Machine 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
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Saltsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saltsman 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 350 immigration records available for the last name Saltsman. 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 Saltsman. For the veterans among your Saltsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saltsman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Saltsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Saltsman in 1945 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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