Welch Family History

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Welch Name Meaning

English: 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. Perhaps an Americanized spelling 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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Welch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Welch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Welch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Welch Family Origin

Where is the Welch family from?

Welch Family Occupations

What did your Welch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Welch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Welch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welch. A less common occupation for the Welch family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Welch Historical Records

What Welch family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Welch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welch 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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