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Sallas Name Meaning

Greek: nickname from Turkish salli ‘broad’, ‘wide’.

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


Similar surnames: Sallis, Hallas, Ballas, Mallas, Pallas, Ballis, Fallas, Salas, Gallas

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Where is the Sallas family from?

You can see how Sallas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sallas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sallas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Sallas families living in Alberta. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sallas's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Sallas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sallas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sallas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Sallas. 23% of Sallas men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sallas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sallas 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 471 immigration records available for the last name Sallas. 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 418 military records available for the last name Sallas. For the veterans among your Sallas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sallas lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sallas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Sallas in 1953 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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