Salas Family History

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Salas Name Meaning

Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called with Salas, like Salas and Salas de los Barrios, (Galicia), Salas de los Infantes, (Burgos province), Salas Altas and Salas Baxas (Aragon), from the plural of Sala. Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: variant of Sales. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Szálas, a nickname from szálas ‘tall’.

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

Similar surnames: Sala, Sales, Salls, Vilas, Salay, Vales, Galas, Sas, Salto, Palas

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Salas Family Origin

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Salas Family Occupations

What did your Salas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Salas.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Salas Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Salas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Salas. For the veterans among your Salas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salas Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Salas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Salas in 1942 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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