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.