Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic
name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic
occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house.
- English: from Middle English salwe ‘sallow’ (a tree, a kind
of willow), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a sallow
tree, or a habitational name from for example Sale in Greater
Manchester, named from the old dative form of this word, in atte
- French (Salé): from Old French
salé ‘salty’, hence a topographic or occupational name for
someone who lived by or worked in a salt marsh, or, in a figurative
sense, a nickname for an amusing or witty person.
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