Salas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Salas is derived from the Germanic root word "sal," which means "building."

Early Origins of the Salas family

The surname Salas was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.

Early History of the Salas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salas research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1670, 1694, 1776, 1623, 1636, 1759, 1649, 1492, 1582, 1571, 1578, 1547, 1600, 1597, 1600, 1513, 1590, 1618, 1624, 1649 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Salas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Salas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sala, Salas and others.

Early Notables of the Salas family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Juan de Salinas y Loyola (1492-1582) the Spanish discoverer, conqueror and hidalgo belonging to the Alava branch of the House Hoñaz y Loyola of Azpeitia. He was the governor of Yaguarzongo and Bracamoros and the adelantado of these provinces between 1571 and 1578. Domingo de Salinas, O.P. (1547-1600) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of...
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Salas Ranking

In the United States, the name Salas is the 797th most popular surname with an estimated 37,305 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Salas is ranked the 3,839th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Salas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Salas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso de Salas, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Cristóbal de Salas, settled in Florida in 1538
  • Juan de Salas, who settled in New Spain in 1576
Salas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio De Salas, who arrived in America in 1812 [3]
  • Juan De Salas, who arrived in America in 1812 [3]
  • Pedro De Salas, who arrived in America in 1816 [3]
  • Teresa Salas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1826 [3]
  • Manuel Salas, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Salas (post 1700) +

  • Floyd Salas (1931-2021), American novelist, social activist, boxer and boxing coach
  • Rudy Salas, American politician, Member of the California State Assembly
  • Joseph I. Salas (1903-1987), American silver medalist featherweight professional boxer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Lizette Salas (b. 1989), American professional LPGA golfer
  • Floyd F Salas (b. 1931), American novelist and poet
  • Stevie Salas, American guitarist
  • Rose A. Salas, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [4]
  • Mary Salas, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chula Vista, California, 2002; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [4]
  • Gumecindo Salas (b. 1941), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Education, 1977-84, 1987-94; Defeated, 1972, 1984, 1994 [4]
  • G. Ricardo Salas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Guam, 1972 [4]
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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