Welke Family History

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Welke Name Meaning

variant of Welk. nickname of Slavic origin, from Slavic velij ‘big’, denoting either a big man or a father with a son of the same name.

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


Similar surnames: Welle, Welk, Welge, Oelke, Welde, Belke, Jenke, Belle, Mele, Wilke

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Welke Family Origin

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Welke Family Occupations

What did your Welke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Cooper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welke. A less common occupation for the Welke family was Laborer. The most common Welke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Welke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Cooper

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Welke Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Welke Life Expectancy

What is the average Welke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Welke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Welke in 1951 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welke 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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