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Meaning and Origin of: Salter

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : A salt seller

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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’).
  • North German form of Salzer.