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 Family Origin

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Welch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    2%

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

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Welch Historical Records

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Welch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welch

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