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Welsh Family History

Welsh Name Meaning
Scottish and English: ethnic name for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace.Irish: variant of Walsh.Americanized spelling of German Welsch.Americanized form of Ukrainian Volosin (see Woloszyn).

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

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424,625 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
59,860 Military Records
59,445 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Welsh Families

  • Number of Welsh families
     686 - 1,369
     229 - 685
     1 - 228
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Welsh families
     852 - 1,701
     285 - 851
     1 - 284
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Welsh families
     608 - 1,213
     203 - 607
     1 - 202
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Welsh census records

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Welsh Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Welsh families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Welsh Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Welsh families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Welsh

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Welsh Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Welsh census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Welsh ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Welsh Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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