Wels Family History

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Wels Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Wels in Upper Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Welz, Welt, Els, Fels, Well, Pels, Welsh, Wess, Wells, Wehle

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Wels Family Origin

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Wels Family Occupations

What did your Wels ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Designer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wels. 20% of Wels men worked as an Aircraft Designer and 44% of Wels women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wels were Farmworker and Companion

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Designer
    20%
  • Drakery Warehouse
    20%
  • Electrician Wireman
    20%
  • Farmworker
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Domestic Servant
    13%
  • At School
    7%
  • Companion
    7%

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

Wels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wels 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wels. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wels. For the veterans among your Wels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wels Life Expectancy

What is the average Wels lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Wels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wels in 1963 was 82, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wels 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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