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Salmela Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic or ornamental name from salmi ‘strait’ + the local ending -la. It originated mainly as an ornamental name adopted during the names conversion movement at the end of the 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Saarela, Salmi, Savela, Sales, Calmes, Balmer, Savel, Hamel, Sauceda

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Salmela Family Origin

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