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Welling Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Welwyn (Hertfordshire) or Welling in Bexley (Kent) with a suspicion of an alternative unidentified source. The Hertfordshire placename means ‘at the willow trees’ from Old English wel(i)gum dative plural form of welig ‘willow’. The Kent placename may derive from Old English wella ‘well spring stream’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. In some cases this name may represent a development of Llewellyn particularly near the Welsh border. German: habitational name from any of various places in the Rhineland called Welling or Wellingen.

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


Similar surnames: Helling, Melling, Willing, Delling, Stelling, Pilling, Gelling

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Where is the Welling family from?

You can see how Welling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Welling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Welling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 145 Welling families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Welling's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Welling families in 1891.
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What did your Welling ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Welling. 41% of Welling men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Welling women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welling were Farmworker and Home Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    41%
  • Builders Labourer
    19%
  • Postman
    14%
  • Farmworker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Home Duties
    3%
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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Welling. For the veterans among your Welling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Welling lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Welling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Welling in 1949 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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