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Sal Family History

Sal Surname Meaning

Spanish (mainly Asturias and Cantabria): probably a metonymic occupational name from sal ‘salt’.

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


Similar surnames: Gal, Saul, Sala, Sol, Say, Sale, Lal, Sa, Sas, Pal

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Where is the Sal family from?

You can see how Sal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sal families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Sal family living in Bedfordshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sal's in United Kingdom. Bedfordshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Sal families in 1891.
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What did your Sal ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sal. 100% of Sal 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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Sal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Sal. For the veterans among your Sal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sal lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Sal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Sal in 1965 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

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