Welling Family History

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Welling Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Old English personal name Wella. topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, from a derivative of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. German: habitational name from any of various places in the Rhineland called Welling or Wellingen.

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Melling, Willing, Delling, Stelling, Pilling, Gelling

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Welling Family Origin

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Welling Family Occupations

What did your Welling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Welling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Welling's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welling. A less common occupation for the Welling family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Welling Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Welling Life Expectancy

What is the average Welling lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Welling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Welling in 1949 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welling 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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