Salb Family History

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Salb Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of ointments, from Middle High German salbe ‘ointment’, ‘salve’. The name also came to mean ‘flatterer’, ‘toady’. nickname from Midle High German salwe ‘dark’ ‘sallow’, ‘dirty’. variant of Salet(e)l, probably Austrian, also found in the Gottschee area in Slovenia.

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

Similar surnames: Salz, Kalb, Salm, Sale, Salt, Falb, Sall, Garb, Saum, Sala

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Salb Family Origin

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Salb Family Occupations

What did your Salb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Bar Keeper, Cement Pipe Maker and Hotel Proprietor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salb. A less common occupation for the Salb family was Laborer. The most common Salb occupation in the USA was Bar Keeper. 17% of Salb's were Bar Keepers.

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  • Bar Keeper

  • Cement Pipe Maker

  • Hotel Proprietor

  • Laborer


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

Salb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salb 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Salb. 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 905 military records available for the last name Salb. For the veterans among your Salb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salb Life Expectancy

What is the average Salb lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Salb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Salb in 1964 was 46, and 60 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salb 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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