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Salina Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from La Salina in Teruel province, or a topographic name from salina ‘saltworks’, ‘salt marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Salinas, Kalina, Salins, Sabina, Saline, Salin, Marina, Molina

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Where is the Salina family from?

You can see how Salina families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salina family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salina families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Salina families living in Manitoba. This was about 45% of all the recorded Salina's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Salina families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salina surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salina ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salina. 50% of Salina men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Salina women worked as a Salesgirl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salina were Carpenter and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Salesgirl
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Salina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salina 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 Salina. 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 307 military records available for the last name Salina. For the veterans among your Salina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salina lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Salina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Salina in 1964 was 69, and 84 in 2004.

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