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Welling Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Old English personal name Wella. topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, from a derivative of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. German: habitational name from any of various places in the Rhineland called Welling or Wellingen.

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


Similar surnames: Helling, Melling, Willing, Delling, Stelling, Pilling, Gelling

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Where is the Welling family from?

You can see how Welling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welling families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 42 Welling families living in New Brunswick. This was about 55% of all the recorded Welling's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Welling families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Welling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Welling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Welling. 72% of Welling 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
    72%
  • Car Repairer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Welling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Welling. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Welling. For the veterans among your Welling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welling lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Welling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Welling in 1949 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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