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Meaning and Origin of: Salter boy

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First name origin & meaning:

English: A salt seller

First name variations: Salt

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. 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’).
  3. North German form of Salzer.
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