Welp Family History

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Welp Name Meaning

North German: affectionate nickname from Middle Low German welp ‘young animal’.

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

Similar surnames: Delp, Welz, Well, Welk, Pels, Welt, Kell, Helf, Gell, Wolk

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Welp Family Origin

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Welp Family Occupations

What did your Welp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Welp. 37% of Welp men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Welp women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welp were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress

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

Welp Historical Records

What Welp family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Welp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Welp 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 463 immigration records available for the last name Welp. 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 650 military records available for the last name Welp. For the veterans among your Welp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Welp Life Expectancy

What is the average Welp lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Welp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Welp in 1956 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Welp 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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