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Salzman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a salt producer or seller, from German Salz ‘salt’ + Mann ‘man’. Compare Salzer. Respelling of the German surname Salzmann.

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


Similar surnames: Saltzman, Salzmann, Saltsman, Salman, Salsman, Holzman, Selman

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Where is the Salzman family from?

You can see how Salzman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salzman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salzman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Salzman family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Salzman's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Salzman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salzman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salzman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salzman. 15% of Salzman men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Salzman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salzman were Clerk 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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Salzman. 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 Salzman. For the veterans among your Salzman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salzman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Salzman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Salzman in 1945 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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