Welz Family History
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Welz Name Meaning
variant of Walz. habitational name for someone from Oberwölz (formerly Welz) on the border between Styria and Carinthia, in Austria; or from the German towns of Welz (near Aachen), Welze (near Hannover), or Wölls (near Landsberg; formerly recorded as Weltz and Welss). from Middle High German, Middle Low German wels ‘catfish’, hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press