Welke Name Meaning

variant of Welk. nickname of Slavic origin, from Slavic velij ‘big’, denoting either a big man or a father with a son of the same name.

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


Similar surnames: Welle, Welk, Welge, Oelke, Welde, Belke, Jenke, Belle, Mele, Wilke

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Welke Family Origin

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Welke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Cooper

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Welke family was Laborer. Farmer, Cooper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welke. The most common Welke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Welke's were Farmers.

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Welke Historical Records

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Welke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Welke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Welke in 1951 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welke

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