Wellen Family History

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Wellen Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian (van Wellen): habitational name for someone from a place called Welle, for example in East Flanders and Zeeland, or from Wellen in Limburg.

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

Similar surnames: Welle, Willen, Sellen, Weller, Ellen, Kellen, Welden, Pelley, Wehle

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Wellen Family Origin

Where is the Wellen family from?

Wellen Family Occupations

What did your Wellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, gen. Mercht., Annuitant and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wellen. The most common Wellen occupation in the UK was Gen. Mercht.. 15% of Wellen's were Gen. Mercht.s. A less common occupation for the Wellen family was Charcoal Burner.

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  • Gen. Mercht.

  • Annuitant

  • Carter

  • Charcoal Burner


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

Wellen Historical Records

What Wellen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Wellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wellen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Wellen

Passenger List

There are 853 immigration records available for the last name Wellen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wellen. For the veterans among your Wellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wellen Life Expectancy

What is the average Wellen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wellen in 1959 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wellen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wellen 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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