Salzwedel Family History

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Salzwedel Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, the largest being near Uelzen. The place name is a compound of Salz ‘salt’ (Old Saxon salt) + Old Saxon wedel ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Salzberg, Schiedel, Sawvel, Caldwell, Salcedo, Wedel, Dalzell, Sandel

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Salzwedel Family Origin

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Salzwedel Family Occupations

What did your Salzwedel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Salzwedel. The most common Salzwedel occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 50% of Salzwedel's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    50%
  • Farmer

    50%

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

Salzwedel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Salzwedel Life Expectancy

What is the average Salzwedel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Salzwedel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Salzwedel in 1948 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salzwedel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salzwedel 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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