Salm Name Meaning

German (southwest and Rhineland) and Dutch: from Middle High German salm, Dutch zalm ‘salmon’, probably in most cases a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a salmon, but in some cases an occupational name for a salmon fisher. German: habitational name from Salm on the Mosel, or from Salm in Alsace. Dutch (Van Salm): habitational name from Zalm in Dutch Limburg or Vielsalm in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.

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


Similar surnames: Palm, Sala, Sahm, Salb, Sale, Galm, Saam, Salz, Saum, Alm

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Salm Family Origin

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Salm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Gardner

    7%
  • Physician

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salm. The most common Salm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Salm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Salm family was Physician.

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Salm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Salm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Salm in 1952 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salm

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