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Origin and popularity of the name SALLE


Salle : 1: French: topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house from Old French salle ‘large room hall’. Compare Desalle and Lasalle.2: French (Sallé): from Old French salé ‘salty salted’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt with salt meat or salt fish or perhaps in a figurative sense a nickname for a witty or mordant person. Compare Sallee and Salley.3: North German: topographic name probably cognate with Middle High German sal ‘dark murky dirty’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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