Welby Family History

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Welby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Welby, one in Leicestershire and one in Lincolnshire. The last is named from Old English wella ‘spring’ + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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

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Welby Family Origin

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Welby Family Occupations

What did your Welby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Welby occupation in Canada was Pattern Fitter. 100% of Welby's were Pattern Fitters.

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  • Pattern Fitter


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Welby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Welby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welby 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 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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Draft Card

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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Welby Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welby 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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