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

What did your Salm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Servant, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salm. A less common occupation for the Salm family was Laborer. The most common Salm occupation in Canada was Servant. 29% of Salm's were Servants.

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  • Servant

    29%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

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

Salm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Salm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salm 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Salm. 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 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

What is the average Salm lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salm 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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