Salter Family History and Background

Surnames Derivation: Two possible origins both from occupations. The first is an extractor or seller of salt. The Second for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument.

Of Anglo-Saxon Origin it is first recorded in the 13th Century

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Salter Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Salter family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 202
Female Servant 152
Independent 123
Labourer 64
Male Servant 63
Farmer 59
Shoe Maker 35
Gardener 20
Tailor 20
Laundress 19
Carpenter 18
Dress Maker 17
Mason 16
Baker 15
Butcher 14
Independant 13
Blacksmith 12
Apprentice 12
Servant 11
Pauper 10
Grocer 9
Carrier 9
Ag Labourer 8
Porter 8
Yeoman 8

Salter Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Slater 67% 115,591
2 Salter 100% 46,689
3 Slator 50% 2,065
4 Soulter 71% 428
5 Saulter 86% 202
6 Sluter 67% 200
7 Selater 71% 157
8 Slaiter 71% 149
9 Sloter 67% 141
10 Sulter 83% 136
11 Siliter 71% 114

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The surname Salter is the 2nd most popular varient of Slater.

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