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Weldon Family History

Weldon Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Weldon from Old English well(a) ‘spring stream’ + dūn ‘hill’. This name was brought to Ireland (Dublin) in the 14th century. It has been Gaelicized as de Bhéalatún.

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


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

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Where is the Weldon family from?

You can see how Weldon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weldon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weldon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 124 Weldon families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Weldon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Weldon families in 1911.
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What did your Weldon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Weldon. 37% of Weldon men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Weldon women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weldon were Salesman and Income. .

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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
    37%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Income
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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