Welles Family History

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Welles Name Meaning

English: variant of Wells.

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

Similar surnames: Walles, Weller, Elles, Wells, Willes, Bellis, Helle, Wellens, Welle

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Welles Family Origin

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Welles Family Occupations

What did your Welles ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Welles. 4% of Welles men worked as a General Labourer and 60% of Welles women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welles were Bakers Roundeman and domestic Dutes

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Painter
  • Bakers Roundeman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • domestic Dutes

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

Welles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Welles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welles 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Welles. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Welles. For the veterans among your Welles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welles Life Expectancy

What is the average Welles lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Welles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Welles in 1943 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welles 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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