Welle Family History

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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. Dutch: from a short form of the personal names Willem (see Wilhelm) or Wouter (see Walter).

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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Welle Family Origin

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Welle Family Occupations

What did your Welle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Welle. 24% of Welle men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Welle women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welle were Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Labourer
    24%
  • Engineer
    16%
  • Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    25%
  • Domestique
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Welle Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Welle Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welle 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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