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Salas Surname Meaning

Spanish Galician Aragonese and Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places called with Salas from the plural of Sala like Salas and Salas de los Barrios (Galicia) Salas de los Infantes (Burgos province) Salas Altas and Salas Baxas (Aragon). Compare Sallas . Catalan: Castilianized form of Sales . Czech and Slovak (Salaš): metonymic occupational name from salaš ‘shepherd's hut’. Czech and Slovak (Salaš): possibly also from a pet form of the personal name Salamon . Americanized form of Hungarian Szálas: nickname from szálas ‘tall’. Greek: variant of Sallas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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You can see how Salas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Salas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 14 Salas families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Salas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Salas families in 1891.
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What did your Salas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Salas. 100% of Salas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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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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What is the average Salas lifespan?

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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