Welsch Family History

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Welsch Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German welsch, walsch ‘person from a Romance country (especially Italy)’, ‘foreigner’, hence an ethnic name or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who had trading or other connections with the Romance countries.

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

Similar surnames: Welch, Wetsch, Welsh, Kelch, Esch, Dersch, Fersch, Weech, Felch

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Welsch Family Origin

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Welsch Family Occupations

What did your Welsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Welsch. 55% of Welsch men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Welsch women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welsch were Doctor and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk
  • Doctor

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Servante
  • Stenographer

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

Welsch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Welsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welsch 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Welsch. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Welsch. For the veterans among your Welsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welsch Life Expectancy

What is the average Welsch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Welsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Welsch in 1942 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welsch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welsch 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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