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Welle Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream Middle Low German welle. German: variant of Well 3 in connection with this a metonymic occupational name from Middle High German Middle Low German welle ‘drum roller’ ‘rolled straw or brush bundles’ which found application in various areas of medieval life.

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


Similar surnames: Well, Weller, Welge, Pelle, Nelle, Selle, Helle, Zelle, Telle, Wolle

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Where is the Welle family from?

You can see how Welle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 36 Welle families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Welle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Welle families in 1911.
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What did your Welle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Welle. 38% of Welle 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
    38%
  • Labourer
    38%
  • Engineer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Welle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welle 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 Welle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Welle. For the veterans among your Welle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welle lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Welle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Welle in 1954 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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