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Salz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a salt producer or seller, from Middle High German salz, German Salz ‘salt’.

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


Similar surnames: Salb, Salt, Salm, Kalb, Sale, Saltz, Hall, Saum, Salk, Soll

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Where is the Salz family from?

You can see how Salz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Salz families living in Illinois. This was about 34% of all the recorded Salz's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Salz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salz. 15% of Salz men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Salz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salz were Teacher and Farmer.

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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
    15%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Teacher
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Salz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salz 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 Salz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Salz. For the veterans among your Salz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salz lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Salz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Salz in 1955 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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