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Salzer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt a precious commodity in medieval times from an agent derivative of Middle High German salz ‘salt’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Salter, Salber, Sulzer, Walzer, Saler, Sadler, Malter, Saller, Saeger

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Where is the Salzer family from?

You can see how Salzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salzer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Salzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Salzer family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Salzer's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Salzer families in 1840.
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What did your Salzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Salzer. 14% of Salzer men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Salzer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salzer were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Salzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salzer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Salzer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Salzer. For the veterans among your Salzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salzer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Salzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Salzer in 1944 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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