Salvage Family History

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Salvage Name Meaning

French and English: nickname from Old French, Middle English salvage ‘untamed’ (see Savage). Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Similar surnames: Savage, Sauvage, Selvage, Talmage, Salge, Sallade, Savidge, Slape

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Salvage Family Origin

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Salvage Family Occupations

What did your Salvage ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Salvage occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 17% of Salvage's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Carpenter and Carver & Gilder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salvage. A less common occupation for the Salvage family was Engineer R. R..

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  • Coal Miner

  • Carpenter

  • Carver & Gilder

  • Engineer R. R.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Salvage ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Salvage Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Salvage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salvage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Salvage

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Salvage. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Salvage. For the veterans among your Salvage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salvage Life Expectancy

What is the average Salvage lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Salvage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Salvage in 1963 was 77, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salvage

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salvage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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