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Salto Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Salto, from salto ‘sloping’. Catalan (Saltó): variant of either Saltor or Sautó, both of them towns in northern Catalonia, in El Ripollès and El Conflent districts.

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

Similar surnames: Canto, Salt, Salton, Salvo, Sales, Sisto, Basto, Salin, Santo, Salido

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Where is the Salto family from?

You can see how Salto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salto family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Salto families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Salto families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Salto's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Salto families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Salto. 50% of Salto men worked as a Laborer.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Salto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salto census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 358 immigration records available for the last name Salto. 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 Cards

There are 68 military records available for the last name Salto. For the veterans among your Salto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salto lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Salto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Salto in 1952 was 24, and 63 in 2003.

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