Welk Name Meaning

variant of Welge 2. nickname from Middle High German welc ‘soft’, ‘mild’.

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


Similar surnames: Welz, Werk, Wenk, Well, Wilk, Welp, Weck, Gell, Welke, Walk

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Welk Family Origin

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Welk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Servant

    25%
  • Farmers Son

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Welk family was Labourer. The most common Welk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Welk's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welk.

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Welk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Welk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Welk in 1954 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welk

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