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Salin Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places so named in Cantal, Jura, Savoie, and Seine-et-Marne, from salin saltmarsh. Swedish (also common in Finland): variant of Sahlin.

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

Similar surnames: Dalin, Selin, Palin, Solin, Savin, Balin, Malin, Fain, Belin, Sain

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Where is the Salin family from?

You can see how Salin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Salin families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Salin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Salin families in 1911.
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What did your Salin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmers Son was the top reported job for people in the CA named Salin. 50% of Salin men worked as a Farmers Son.

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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 1921

  • Farmers Son
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Salin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salin 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 Salin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 411 military records available for the last name Salin. For the veterans among your Salin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Salin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Salin in 1956 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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