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Weld Surname Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English wo(u)ld(e) wald(e) weld(e) ‘wooded region forested land upland’ (see Wald Wold ). English (Dutch origin): in Eastern England this name was perhaps a habitational name from Weld (Brabant) now Well in Limburg province (Netherlands).

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


Similar surnames: Wold, Wald, Feld, Well, Wild, Eld, Field, Held, Wead, Self

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Where is the Weld family from?

You can see how Weld families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weld family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weld families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 155 Weld families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Weld's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Weld families in 1891.
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What did your Weld ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Weld. 60% of Weld men worked as a Retired and 70% of Weld women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weld were Solicitor and Nun. .

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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 1939

  • Retired
    60%
  • Solicitor
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    16%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Nun
    4%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Weld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weld 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 Weld. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Weld. For the veterans among your Weld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weld lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Weld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Weld in 1947 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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