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Welby Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Welby one in Leicestershire and one in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire placename derives from Old English wella ‘well spring stream’ + Old Norse ‘farmstead village’. The Leicestershire placename is recorded as Alebi in 1086 and Welby in 1518 and derives from the Old Norse personal name Áli + Old Norse . The name is established in Ireland (Galway).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wilby, Selby, Melby, Beeby, Kilby, Westby, Wisby, Colby, Bielby

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Where is the Welby family from?

You can see how Welby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Welby families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Welby's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Welby families in 1911.
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What did your Welby ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Welby. 100% of Welby men worked as a Clerk and 100% of Welby women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Welby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Welby. For the veterans among your Welby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welby lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Welby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Welby in 1963 was 70, and 69 in 2004.

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