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Salvage Family History

Salvage Surname Meaning

English (Sussex): variant of Savage . Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname. French: variant of Sauvage ‘untamed’. French: habitational name from (Le) Salvage the name of several places in the southern part of France.

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


Similar surnames: Savage, Sauvage, Selvage, Talmage, Salge, Sallade, Savidge, Slape

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Where is the Salvage family from?

You can see how Salvage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salvage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Salvage families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 120 Salvage families living in Sussex. This was about 29% of all the recorded Salvage's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Salvage families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salvage surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salvage ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Salvage. 14% of Salvage men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Salvage women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Salvage were Retired and Domestic. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Colliery Hewer
    11%
  • Gardener
    11%
  • Retired
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Salvage lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Salvage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Salvage in 1963 was 77, and 76 in 2004.

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