The history of the name Salltire dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who played the psaltery, which was a stringed instrument. The surname Salltire 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 Salltire is a metonymic
surname, which means it is derived from an object associated with an occupation.
Early Origins of the Salltire family
The surname Salltire 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 Salltire family
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Salltire Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Salltire has undergone many spelling variations
, including Salter, Sallter, Saltier, Saltire and others.
Early Notables of the Salltire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Salltire family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Salltire were among those contributors: Edward Salter settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Elizabeth in 1653; Francis 1655; John 1623; Joseph 1663; Richard 1656; Robert 1649; Robert 1774.