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Welge Family History

Welge Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German welich (inflected form welige) ‘lively’, ‘upright’. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with Walch (see Welsch) as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Welle, Wege, Elbe, Welte, Nelle, Hegge, Weese, Wrege, Welp, Belle

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Where is the Welge family from?

You can see how Welge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welge family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Welge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 42 Welge families living in Missouri. This was about 42% of all the recorded Welge's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Welge families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Welge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Welge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Welge. 38% of Welge men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Welge women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welge were Farm and Teacher. .

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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
    38%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Welge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welge 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 491 immigration records available for the last name Welge. 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 468 military records available for the last name Welge. For the veterans among your Welge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welge lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Welge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Welge in 1963 was 75, and 70 in 2004.

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