Last name: SALTER

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SALTER : This last name is indexed 127,227 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SALTER : 1: English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times) from Middle English salter(e) ‘producer or seller of salt’. There may have been some post-medieval confusion with Souter; see also Saltman.2: English: occupational name from Middle English sautreour ‘minstrel player of the psaltery (a stringed musical instrument)’ (Old French sautere ‘psaltery’ Latin psalterium Greek psaltērion from psallein ‘to sound’). Compare Rutter.3: German: northern variant of Salzer.4: Americanized form of French Salois.

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