Welton Family History

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Welton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Welton, for example in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and East Yorkshire, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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

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Welton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Welton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Welton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Welton Family Origin

Where is the Welton family from?

Welton Family Occupations

What did your Welton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer Son and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welton. The most common Welton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Welton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Welton family was Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Miner

  • Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Welton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Welton Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Welton Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welton 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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