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Welford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places named Welford, of which there are instances in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere. The first is named from Old English welig ‘willow’ + ford ‘ford’; the latter two seem to have the first element well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Walford, Wilford, Belford, Elford, Ledford, Winford, Wolford, Colford

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Welford Family Origin

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Welford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Brick Mason

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

In 1880, the most common Welford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Welford's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welford. A less common occupation for the Welford family was Carpenter.

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Welford Historical Records

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Welford Life Expectancy

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