James Salter

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James Salter was born about 1805, in Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada as the son of Robert Salter and Elizabeth Smith.

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James Salter
about 1805–

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    In 1861, Hants County was divided for court sessional purposes into two districts named East Hants and West Hants.


    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salter(e) ‘producer or seller of salt’. There may have been some post-medieval confusion with Souter ; see also Saltman .

    English: occupational name from Middle English sautreour ‘minstrel, player of the psaltery (a stringed musical instrument)’ (Old French sautere ‘psaltery’, Latin psalterium, Greek psaltērion, from psallein ‘to sound’). Compare Rutter .

    German: northern variant of Salzer .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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