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Welton Family History

Welton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Welton for example in Cumbria Lincolnshire Northamptonshire and East Yorkshire from Old English well(a) ‘spring stream’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Wilton, Belton, Melton, Felton, Weston, Elton, Weldon, Yelton, Helton

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Where is the Welton family from?

You can see how Welton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 73 Welton families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Welton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Welton families in 1911.
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What did your Welton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Welton. 53% of Welton men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Welton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welton were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    53%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Income
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Welton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Welton. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Welton. For the veterans among your Welton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Welton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Welton in 1944 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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