Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, and Portuguese : habitational name from any of the numerous places called with Salas, like Salas and Salas de los Barrios, (Galicia), Salas de los Infantes, (Burgos province), Salas Altas and Salas Baxas (Aragon), from the plural of Sala.
  • Catalan and Asturian-Leonese : variant of Sales.
  • Americanized spelling of Hungarian Szálas, a nickname from szálas ‘tall’.