Welford Family History

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Welford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places named Welford, of which there are instances in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere. The first is named from Old English welig ‘willow’ + ford ‘ford’; the latter two seem to have the first element well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Walford, Wilford, Belford, Elford, Ledford, Winford, Wolford, Colford

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Welford Family Origin

Where is the Welford family from?

Welford Family Occupations

What did your Welford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Welford family was Autioner. The most common Welford occupation in Canada was Rope Maker. 29% of Welford's were Rope Makers. Rope Maker, Farmer and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welford.

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  • Rope Maker

  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Autioner


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

Welford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Welford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Welford. 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 Welford. For the veterans among your Welford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welford Life Expectancy

What is the average Welford lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Welford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Welford in 1959 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welford 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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