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Whelchel Family History

Whelchel Name Meaning
Dutch or North German: unexplained. cf. Welchel; IGI inconclusive, 11 Dutch, 5 German.

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

85,103 Historical Documents with Whelchel on Ancestry
9,902 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,167 Military Records
166 Immigration Records
6,282 Census and Voter Lists
66,586 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whelchel Families

  • Number of Whelchel families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whelchel families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Whelchel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whelchel Family Origin

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Whelchel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whelchel census records

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Whelchel Civil War Service Records

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