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

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

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salas research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1623, 1636, 1639, 1649, 1670, 1694, 1759, and 1776 are included under the topic Early Salas History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Alonso de Salas, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Inés de Salas, went to Nicaragua in 1531
  • Cristóbal de Salas, settled in Florida in 1538
  • Juan de Salas, came to New Spain in 1576

Salas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Antonio De Salas, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Juan De Salas, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Pedro De Salas, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Teresa Salas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1826
  • Manuel Salas, aged 20, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835


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  • Rudy Salas (b. 2012), 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
  • Rose A. Salas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Mary Salas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chula Vista, California, 2002; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Gumecindo Salas (b. 1941), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Education, 1977-84, 1987-94; Defeated, 1972, 1984, 1994
  • G. Ricardo Salas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Guam, 1972
  • Consuelo M. Salas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996
  • Floyd F Salas (b. 1931), American novelist and poet
  • Stevie Salas, American guitarist

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  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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The Salas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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