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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

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Salter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Clerk

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salter. 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.

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Salter Historical Records

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Salter Life Expectancy

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