Welz Name Meaning

variant of Walz. habitational name for someone from Oberwölz (formerly Welz) on the border between Styria and Carinthia, in Austria; or from the German towns of Welz (near Aachen), Welze (near Hannover), or Wölls (near Landsberg; formerly recorded as Weltz and Welss). from Middle High German, Middle Low German wels ‘catfish’, hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish.

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


Similar surnames: Well, Wels, Welk, Welp, Wald, Kell, Milz, Belz, Welt, Gell

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Welz Family Origin

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Welz Family Occupations

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  • Tin Smith

    33%
  • Waggon Maker

    33%
  • Wagon Maker

    33%

In 1881, Tin Smith and Waggon Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Welz. The most common Welz occupation in Canada was Tin Smith. 33% of Welz's were Tin Smiths. A less common occupation for the Welz family was Wagon Maker.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Welz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Welz in 1956 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welz

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