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Welden Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named for example near Augsberg and near Kaufbeuren. English: variant of Weldon .

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

Similar surnames: Wilden, Werden, Weiden, Weldin, Walden, Elden, Welde, Menden, Wellen

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Where is the Welden family from?

You can see how Welden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Welden families living in Quebec. This was about 38% of all the recorded Welden's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Welden families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Welden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Welden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Welden. 73% of Welden men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Welden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Welden. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Welden. For the veterans among your Welden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welden lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Welden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Welden in 1948 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

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