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The Salter name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Salter was originally a name given to someone who worked as a person who played the psaltery, which was a stringed instrument. The surname Salter is an occupational surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Occupational 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 Salter is a metonymic surname, which means it is derived from an object associated with an occupation.

Salter Early Origins



The surname Salter 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.

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Salter Spelling Variations


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Salter Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Salter are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Salter include: Salter, Sallter, Saltier, Saltire and others.

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Salter Early History


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Salter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salter 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 Salter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Salter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Salter or a variant listed above:

Salter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Salter settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Elizabeth Salter, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Edward Salter settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Sampson Salter, who landed in America in 1635
  • William Salter, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chr Salter, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Thomas Salter settled in Virginia in 1730
  • Thomas Salter, who landed in Georgia in 1738
  • Robert Salter settled in Virginia in 1774

Salter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T M Salter, aged 35, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • David Salter, who arrived in Virginia in 1884
  • A P Salter, who landed in Arkansas in 1891

Salter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Malachy Salter, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Thomas Salter, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Benj Salter, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Salter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Salter, a iron-plate-worker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Sarah Salter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • William Salter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • Anne Salter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • William Thomas Salter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Salter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Salter arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859
  • E. Salter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coronilla" in 1872
  • Thomas Salter arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • William Salter, aged 63, a labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • Francis Salter, aged 57, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Salter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Salter (post 1700)



  • James Salter (1925-2015), born James Arnold Horowitz, an American novelist and short-story writer
  • Susanna M. Salter (1860-1961), American politician, first woman mayor in the United States
  • Mary Jo Salter (b. 1954), American poet
  • Lewis Salter (1926-1989), American theoretical physicist, physics professor, and researcher
  • Hans J. Salter (1896-1994), American film composer
  • Andrew Salter (1914-1996), American psychotherapist
  • William Salter (1804-1875), English artist
  • Mark Salter (b. 1980), English footballer
  • John William Salter (1820-1869), English naturalist and palaeontologist
  • Phil Salter (1951-2015), Australian marketing and communications executive, co-founder and MD of Salmat
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Salter Historic Events


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Salter Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Salter, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Salter


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Suggested Readings for the name Salter



  • Salter-Hemann-Suhre Family Histories by Ellen Salter Dal Pozzo.

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Salter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Salter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salter 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.

This page was last modified on 23 October 2016 at 02:01.

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