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Welburn Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Welborn .

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


Similar surnames: Welbourn, Welborne, Willburn, Wilbur, Wellborn, Wellman, Welborn

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Where is the Welburn family from?

You can see how Welburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welburn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Welburn family living in Delaware. This was about 25% of all the recorded Welburn's in USA. Delaware and 3 other states had the highest population of Welburn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Welburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Welburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Welburn. 29% of Welburn men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Welburn women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welburn were New Worker and Clerk. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Manager
    8%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Welburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welburn 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 583 immigration records available for the last name Welburn. 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 968 military records available for the last name Welburn. For the veterans among your Welburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welburn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Welburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Welburn in 1962 was 65, and 84 in 2003.

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