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Welch Family History

Welch Name Meaning
English: ethnic name for someone of Welsh origin. This is the usual form of the surname in England; the usual form in Ireland is Walsh and in Scotland Welsh.German: variant of Welk.Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Welsch.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Welch Families

  • Number of Welch families
     784 - 1,566
     262 - 783
     1 - 261
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Welch families
     848 - 1,694
     283 - 847
     1 - 282
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Welch families
     60 - 118
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Welch Family Origin

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Welch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Welch

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Welch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Welch census records

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Welch Civil War Service Records

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