Wels Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Wels in Upper Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Welz, Welt, Els, Fels, Well, Pels, Welsh, Wess, Wells, Wehle

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Wels Family Origin

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Wels Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Day Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wels family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wels. The most common Wels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Wels's were Farmers.

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Wels Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2003, Wels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wels in 1963 was 82, and 81 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wels

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