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Sales Surname Origin
Sahl, or saal, in German, signifies a hall or court. French, salle. The name may be local, and derived from the river Sale, in France, or Saal, a river in Bavaria.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Sales Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Sales family history than the origin of your surname:
A Sales Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738