Salinas Family History

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Salinas Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Salinas, from the plural of salina ‘saltworks’ (Latin salinae, a derivative of sal ‘salt’).

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

Similar surnames: Salina, Salas, Salins, Kalina, Salin, Sardinas, Sales, Salvas

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Salinas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salinas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Salinas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Salinas Family Origin

Where is the Salinas family from?

Salinas Family Occupations

What did your Salinas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Salinas family was Cattle Herder. The most common Salinas occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Salinas's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salinas.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cattle Herder


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Salinas ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Salinas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Salinas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salinas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Salinas. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Salinas. For the veterans among your Salinas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salinas Life Expectancy

What is the average Salinas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Salinas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Salinas in 1944 was 38, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salinas ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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