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Well Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, Middle English well(e) (Old English well(a)). German: from a short form of the personal names Wallo, Walilo. German: nickname from Middle High German wël ‘round’.

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


Similar surnames: Wall, Will, Welle, Bell, Fell, Hell, Dell, Pell, Nell, Tell

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Well Family Origin

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Well Family Occupations

What did your Well ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Well family was Laborer. The most common Well occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Well's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Well.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Well Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Well. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Well 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 Well. 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 Well. For the veterans among your Well ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Well Life Expectancy

What is the average Well lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Well life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Well in 1962 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Well

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Well 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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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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