Salters Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Salters Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern Ireland): variant of the Lancashire surname Salthouse, an occupational name for a worker at a saltworks, a topographic name for someone who lived by a saltworks, or a habitational name from one of the minor places named from a saltworks. There are examples in Furness and Lytham St. Annes, among other places.

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

Similar surnames: Halter, Salter, Malter, Sauter, Saller, Alders, Salberg, Balter

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Salters Family Origin

Where is the Salters family from?

Salters Family Occupations

What did your Salters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salters. 29% of Salters men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Salters women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salters were Carpenter and Cook

View Census data for Salters | Data not to scale

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Laundress
  • Housework
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Salters Historical Records

What Salters family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Salters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salters census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Salters

Passenger List

There are 881 immigration records available for the last name Salters. 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.

View all Salters immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Salters military records

You've only scratched the surface of Salters family history.

Salters Life Expectancy

What is the average Salters lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Salters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Salters in 1944 was 29, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salters

Famous Salters Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name