Sales Name Meaning

English: from Middle English salwes ‘sallows’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a group of sallow trees (see Sale 2). Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: a habitational name from any of the places called Sales, like Sales de Llierca (Catalonia) or Sales (Asturies), from the plural of Sala 1. This name is specially common in Catalonia. Portuguese: habitational name from a place that is probably so called from a Germanic personal name of uncertain form and derivation. Portuguese: religious byname adopted since the 17th century in honor of St. Francis of Sales (1567–1622), who was born at the Château de Sales in Savoy. French (Salès): habitational name from places named Salès in Cantal and Tarn.

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


Similar surnames: Sale, Scales, Salas, Vales, Cales, Salles, Salem, Eales, Naves, Sanes

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Sales Family Origin

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Sales Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Cultivateur

    5%
  • Farm Servant

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sales family was Farm Servant. Farmer, Blacksmith and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sales. The most common Sales occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Sales's were Farmers.

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Sales Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Sales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sales in 1944 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sales

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