Welser Family History

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Welser Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Wels in Upper Austria.

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

Similar surnames: Belser, Walser, Felser, Weller, Balser, Genser, Welter, Leeser

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Welser Family Origin

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Welser Family Occupations

What did your Welser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welser. The most common Welser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Welser's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Welser family was Actor.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Actor


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

Welser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Welser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welser 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 442 immigration records available for the last name Welser. 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 Welser. For the veterans among your Welser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welser Life Expectancy

What is the average Welser lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Welser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Welser in 1958 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welser 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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