Weldon Family History

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Weldon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Weldon, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Weedon, Welton, Eldon, Weldin, Wilton, Neldon, Wheeldon, Walton

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Weldon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Weldon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Weldon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Weldon Family Origin

Where is the Weldon family from?

Weldon Family Occupations

What did your Weldon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Weldon family was Grocer. The most common Weldon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Weldon's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weldon.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • School

  • Grocer


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

Weldon Historical Records

What Weldon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Weldon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weldon 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Weldon. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Weldon. For the veterans among your Weldon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weldon Life Expectancy

What is the average Weldon lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weldon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Weldon in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weldon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weldon 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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