Walsh Family History

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Walsh Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Breathnach ‘Briton’. It was used in particular to denote the Welshmen who arrived in Ireland in the wake of Strongbow’s Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170.

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

Similar surnames: Welsh, Wall, Walshe, Walch, Waas, Walko, Eash, Dash, Wali, Walen

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Walsh Family Origin

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Walsh Family Occupations

What did your Walsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walsh. The most common Walsh occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Walsh's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Walsh family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Walsh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Walsh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Walsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walsh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Walsh. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Walsh. For the veterans among your Walsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walsh Life Expectancy

What is the average Walsh lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Walsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walsh in 1940 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walsh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walsh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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