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Salvador Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese: from the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning ‘Savior’ (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare ‘to save’), bestowed in honor of Christ. In some cases, possibly a Spanish, Asturian-Leonese, or Galician habitational name from any of the places called Salvador, in Valladolid, Lugo, and Asturies.

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

Similar surnames: Amador, Salvo, Silvano, Salvatore, Salvato, Salazar, Salcedo, Salva

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Where is the Salvador family from?

You can see how Salvador families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salvador family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salvador families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Salvador families living in British Columbia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Salvador's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Salvador families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salvador surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salvador ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Salvador. 40% of Salvador men worked as a Miner.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miner
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Salvador. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salvador 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Salvador. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Salvador. For the veterans among your Salvador ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salvador lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Salvador life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Salvador in 1947 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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