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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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Where is the Weld family from?

You can see how Weld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weld family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weld families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Weld families living in Massachusetts. This was about 26% of all the recorded Weld's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Weld families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weld surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weld. 15% of Weld men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Weld women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weld were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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