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Salinger Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Léger in La Manche or Saint-Léger-aux-Bois in Seine-Maritime, both so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Leger (see Ledger), the martyred 7th-century bishop of Autun. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanized form of the personal name Salomon.

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

Similar surnames: Solinger, Selinger, Slinger, Avinger, Waldinger, Basinger, Springer

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Salinger Family Origin

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Salinger Family Occupations

What did your Salinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salinger. 10% of Salinger men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Salinger women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salinger were Lawyer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Salinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Salinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salinger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Salinger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Salinger. For the veterans among your Salinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Salinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Salinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Salinger in 1952 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salinger

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