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Salis Surname Meaning

Italian (Sardinia): plural form of Sale ‘salt’. French: variant of Salies a habitational name from a placename Salies in Haute-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques ultimately derived from Latin salina ‘salt marsh salt pan saltworks’. French: topographic name from a Latinized form of saule ‘willow’ (from Latin salix). Catalan (Salís): probably related to 2 and 1 above. Greek: variant of Sallis . Slovak (Sališ): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Sales, Balis, Salib, Salais, Valis, Salin, Salois, Salas, Sain, Salts

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You can see how Salis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 13 Salis families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Salis's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Salis families in 1891.
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What did your Salis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Salis. 87% of Salis 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
  • Household Duties
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Salis. For the veterans among your Salis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salis lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Salis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Salis in 1948 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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