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Welcome Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon and Warwickshire called Welcombe, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cumb ‘broad, straight valley’. English: nickname for a well-liked person or one noted for his hospitality, from Middle English welcume, a calque of Old French bienvenu or Old Norse velkominn. Translated form of Canadian French Bienvenue, found in New England.

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

Similar surnames: Wilcott, Weldon, Balcom, Wetmore, Welford, Ledsome, Walcott, Newcomb

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Welcome Family Origin

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Welcome Family Occupations

What did your Welcome ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Welcome family was Laborer To Market Gardener. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Engine Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welcome. The most common Welcome occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Welcome's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Engine Driver

  • Laborer To Market Gardener


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

Welcome Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Welcome. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welcome 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 811 immigration records available for the last name Welcome. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Welcome. For the veterans among your Welcome ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welcome Life Expectancy

What is the average Welcome lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Welcome life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Welcome in 1952 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welcome 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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