Walsh Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Breathnach ‘Briton’. It was used in particular to denote the Welshmen who arrived in Ireland in the wake of Strongbow’s Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170.

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


Similar surnames: Welsh, Wall, Walshe, Walch, Waas, Walko, Eash, Dash, Wali, Walen

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Walsh Family Origin

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Walsh Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walsh family was Tailor. The most common Walsh occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Walsh's were Labourers. Labourer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walsh.

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Walsh Historical Records

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Walsh Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Walsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walsh in 1940 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walsh

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