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Origin and popularity of the name SALES


Sales : 1: English: variant of Sale with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. The Middle English plural form was probably often in variation with the singular form. The surname is uncommon in southwestern England but may derive there from Zeals (Wiltshire) and also from the plural form of Old English sealh ‘willow’; see Seal.2: Catalan Spanish and French (Occitan): habitational name from any of the places called Sales like Sales de Llierca (Catalonia) from the plural of Sala 1. Compare De Sales.3: Portuguese: from a Christian religious byname adopted since in honor of Saint Francis of Sales (1567–1622) who was born at the Château de Sales in Savoy.4: French (Salès): habitational name from Le Salès in Cantal.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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