Salter Family History

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Salter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salt ‘salt’ + the agent suffix -er. English: occupational name for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument, Middle English, Old French saltere ‘psaltery’. (The Middle English word is derived from Latin psalterium, Greek psalterion, from psallein ‘to sound’). North German form of Salzer.

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


Similar surnames: Malter, Halter, Salzer, Sauter, Cater, Kalter, Salber, Saller, Easter

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Salter Family Origin

Where is the Salter family from?

Salter Family Occupations

What did your Salter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Salter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Salter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Salter family was Clerk. Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salter.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Clerk

    4%

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

Salter Historical Records

What Salter family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Salter Life Expectancy

What is the average Salter lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Salter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Salter in 1943 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salter 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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