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Welborn Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire East and North Yorkshire): variant of Wilburn . Dutch: americanized form of Welboren 'well born' a nickname for descendents of a noble family.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Welton, Wellborn, Welford, Newborn, Weldon, Alborn, Redburn, Welby

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Where is the Welborn family from?

You can see how Welborn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welborn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welborn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Welborn families living in North Carolina. This was about 40% of all the recorded Welborn's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Welborn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Welborn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Welborn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Welborn. 25% of Welborn men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Welborn women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welborn were Carpenter and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    13%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 897 immigration records available for the last name Welborn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Welborn. For the veterans among your Welborn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welborn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Welborn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Welborn in 1942 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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