James Salter

about 1805–
Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of James

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

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Age 56

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

Age 64


Age 66

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 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’).3 North German form of Salzer .

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

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