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

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Welk Family Origin

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Welk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Source: Census data for Welk | Data not to scale

Welk Historical Records

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Welk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welk

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