Welsh Name Meaning

Scottish and English: ethnic name for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace. Irish: variant of Walsh. Americanized spelling of German Welsch. Americanized form of Ukrainian Volosin (see Woloszyn).

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


Similar surnames: Welch, Welsch, Walch, Kelsh, Wish, Else, Welle, Weiss, Welz, Eash

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Welsh Family Origin

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Welsh Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%
  • Farmer

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Welsh family was Farmer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Welsh. The most common Welsh occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Welsh's were Labourers.

Source: Census data for Welsh | Data not to scale

Welsh Historical Records

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Welsh Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Welsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Welsh in 1942 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Welsh

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