Welk Family History

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Welk Name Meaning

variant of Welge 2. nickname from Middle High German welc ‘soft’, ‘mild’.

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


Similar surnames: Welz, Werk, Wenk, Well, Wilk, Welp, Weck, Gell, Welke, Walk

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Welk Family Origin

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Welk Family Occupations

What did your Welk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Welk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Welk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welk. A less common occupation for the Welk family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Welk Historical Records

What Welk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Welk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Welk

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Welk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Welk. For the veterans among your Welk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welk Life Expectancy

What is the average Welk lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Welk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Welk in 1954 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welk 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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