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Welch Name Meaning

English: variant of Welsh or Walsh an 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 . Americanized form of German Welsch .

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

Similar surnames: Welsh, Welsch, Walch, Belch, Kelch, Felch, Weech, Cech, Bench, Pech

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Where is the Welch family from?

You can see how Welch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 389 Welch families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Welch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Welch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Welch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Welch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Welch. 15% of Welch men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Welch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welch were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 739,000 census records available for the last name Welch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Welch. 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 127,000 military records available for the last name Welch. For the veterans among your Welch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Welch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Welch in 1940 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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