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Origins of the Welch surname

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About the Welchs

We have a total number of 166857 records for people with the last name Welch.

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Alternative variations of the name Welch

Welch, Welsh, Wellsh, Wellch, Weltch

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Where do most Welchs live?

In 1921, most Welchs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Welchs

How common is your surname?

361st most common surname in the UK

We have 104,000 records for the Welch surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Welchs most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Welch first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Welch family members

Common jobs for Welchs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Welchs in 1921
Dressmaker

444

Laundress

366

Domestic Servant

250

General Servant Domestic

213

Living On Own Means

209

Common Male occupations for Welchs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

470

General Labourer

415

Carpenter

272

Bricklayer

245

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

237

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