Wellman Family History

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Wellman Name Meaning

English: variant of Well, with the addition of man ‘man’, i.e. ‘man who lived by a stream’. Variant spelling of German Wellmann. Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (found as a place-name element, of various possible origins) + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Mellman, Wallman, Wellmann, Sellman, Kellman, Hellman, Bellman

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Wellman Family Origin

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Wellman Family Occupations

What did your Wellman 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 Wellman. 20% of Wellman men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Wellman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wellman were Master Tailor and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Gardener
    11%
  • Lorry Driver
    8%
  • Master Tailor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Wellman Historical Records

What Wellman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Wellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wellman 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wellman. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Wellman. For the veterans among your Wellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Wellman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wellman in 1944 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wellman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wellman 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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