Salm Family History

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Salm Name Meaning

German (southwest and Rhineland) and Dutch: from Middle High German salm, Dutch zalm ‘salmon’, probably in most cases a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a salmon, but in some cases an occupational name for a salmon fisher. German: habitational name from Salm on the Mosel, or from Salm in Alsace. Dutch (Van Salm): habitational name from Zalm in Dutch Limburg or Vielsalm in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.

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

Similar surnames: Palm, Sala, Sahm, Salb, Sale, Galm, Saam, Salz, Saum, Alm

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Salm Family Origin

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Salm Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Salm.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Salm Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Salm. For the veterans among your Salm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salm Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Salm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Salm in 1952 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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