Salter Family History
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Salter Name Meaning
English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salt ‘salt’ + the agent suffix -er. English: occupational name for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument, Middle English, Old French saltere ‘psaltery’. (The Middle English word is derived from Latin psalterium, Greek psalterion, from psallein ‘to sound’). North German form of Salzer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Malter, Halter, Salzer, Sauter, Cater, Kalter, Salber, Saller, Easter