Well Family History

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Well Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, Middle English well(e) (Old English well(a)). German: from a short form of the personal names Wallo, Walilo. German: nickname from Middle High German wël ‘round’.

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

Similar surnames: Wall, Will, Welle, Bell, Fell, Hell, Dell, Pell, Nell, Tell

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Well Family Origin

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Well Family Occupations

What did your Well ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Postman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Well. 38% of Well men worked as a Postman and 75% of Well women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Well were Railway Clerk and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Postman
  • General Labourer
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Well Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Well. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Well 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Well. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Well. For the veterans among your Well ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Well Life Expectancy

What is the average Well lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Well life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Well in 1962 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Well 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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