Salt Family History

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Salt Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from Middle English salt, or a habitational name from a place in Staffordshire, so called for a salt pit there.

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

Similar surnames: Sale, Salz, Salts, Salb, Sult, Halt, Salter, Sala, Salm, Sol

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Salt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Salt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Salt Family Origin

Where is the Salt family from?

Salt Family Occupations

What did your Salt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Salt occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Salt's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salt. A less common occupation for the Salt family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Salt Historical Records

What Salt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Salt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salt 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Salt. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Salt. For the veterans among your Salt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salt Life Expectancy

What is the average Salt lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Salt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Salt in 1951 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salt 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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