Weld Family History

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Weld Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English wold ‘forest’ or ‘cleared upland’ (see Wald, Wold).

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


Similar surnames: Wold, Wald, Feld, Well, Wild, Eld, Field, Held, Wead, Self

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Weld Family Origin

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Weld Family Occupations

What did your Weld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weld. A less common occupation for the Weld family was Carpenter. The most common Weld occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Weld's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    1%

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

Weld Historical Records

What Weld family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Weld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weld 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Weld. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Weld. For the veterans among your Weld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weld Life Expectancy

What is the average Weld lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Weld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Weld in 1947 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weld

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weld 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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