Salo Family History

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Salo Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from salo ‘forested wilderness’, perhaps chosen in some cases as a topographic name by someone who lived in such a place.

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

Similar surnames: Sala, Sale, Solo, Palo, Alo, Calo, Salm, Malo, Salt, Sago

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Salo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salo name?

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

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  • Finland


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Salo Family Origin

Where is the Salo family from?

Salo Family Occupations

What did your Salo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Salo family was Work In Fectorie. Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salo. The most common Salo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Salo's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Machinist

  • Work In Fectorie


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

Salo Historical Records

What Salo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Salo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salo 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Salo. 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 Salo. For the veterans among your Salo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salo Life Expectancy

What is the average Salo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Salo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Salo in 1956 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salo 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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