First name origin & meaning:
English: A salt seller
First name variations: Salt
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt
(a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English
salt ‘salt’ + the agent suffix -er.
- English: occupational name for a player on the psaltery, a string instrument,
Middle English, Old French saltere ‘psaltery’. (The Middle
English word is derived from Latin psalterium, Greek
psaltērion, from psallein ‘to sound’).
German form of Salzer.
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