Welz Family History

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Welz Name Meaning

variant of Walz. habitational name for someone from Oberwölz (formerly Welz) on the border between Styria and Carinthia, in Austria; or from the German towns of Welz (near Aachen), Welze (near Hannover), or Wölls (near Landsberg; formerly recorded as Weltz and Welss). from Middle High German, Middle Low German wels ‘catfish’, hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish.

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

Similar surnames: Well, Wels, Welk, Welp, Wald, Kell, Milz, Belz, Welt, Gell

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Welz Family Origin

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Welz Family Occupations

What did your Welz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Welz. 15% of Welz men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Welz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Welz were Farmer and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress

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

Welz Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Welz Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Welz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Welz in 1956 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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