The origins of the Salltier surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Salltier began when someone in that family worked as a person who played the psaltery, which was a stringed instrument. The surname Salltier is an occupational
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. In the Middle Ages, people did not generally live off of the fruits of their labor in a particular job. Rather, they performed a specialized task, as well as farming, for subsistence. Other occupational names were derived from an object associated with a particular activity. In this case, the surname Salltier is a metonymic
surname, which means it is derived from an object associated with an occupation.
Early Origins of the Salltier family
The surname Salltier was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Salltier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salltier research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1404, 1383, 1386, 1388, 1397, 1397 and 1399 are included under the topic Early Salltier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Salltier Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Salltier has appeared include Salter, Sallter, Saltier, Saltire and others.
Early Notables of the Salltier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Salltier family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Salltier arrived in North America very early: Edward Salter settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Elizabeth in 1653; Francis 1655; John 1623; Joseph 1663; Richard 1656; Robert 1649; Robert 1774.