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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Welch surname is derived from the Old English "welisc," meaning "foreigner."

Welch Early Origins



The surname Welch was first found in Roxburghshire, where John Walshe was a juror on an inquest in 1360. A John Walch was listed as a tenant of the earl of Douglas, in the Barony of Kylbouho in 1376.

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Welch Spelling Variations


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Welch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Walsh, Welsh, Welch, Walch and others.

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Welch Early History


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Welch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welch research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1567, 1662, 1708, 1698, 1701, 1702, 1705, 1705, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Welch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Welch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Welch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Welch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Welch In Ireland


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Welch In Ireland



Some of the Welch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Welch, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Morgan Welch, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Nicholas Welch, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Daniell Welch, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Gilbert Welch, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Welch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jone Welch, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Reuben Welch, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Jacob Welch, aged 21, landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans Martin Welch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Peter Welch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Welch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nally Welch, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Edmond Welch, aged 47, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • Abraham Welch, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Lawrence Welch, who arrived in Morgan County, Illinois in 1840
  • Robert Welch, aged 26, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Welch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Welch, who arrived in Alabama in 1918
  • Rudolph George Welch, who arrived in Alabama in 1919

Welch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Welch, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. William Welch U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 428 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thom Welch Jr., U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel Welch U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel Welch U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Welch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Welch, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Joseph Welch, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Robert Welch, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Catherine Welch, aged 45, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Jabin T Welch, who arrived in Canada in 1834

Welch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Welch, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Robert Argyle Welch arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm
  • Thomas Welch, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Peter Welch arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary White" in 1844 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY WHITE, barque, 1844. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1844MaryWhite.gif
  • Elizabeth Welch, aged 55, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Welch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Delahey Welch, aged 46, a sempstress, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Edward Welch, aged 18, a butcher, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Frances Welch, aged 15, a shoebinder, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Henry Welch, aged 26, a butcher, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Mary Welch, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Welch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Welch (post 1700)



  • Walter Wilbert Welch (1918-2015), American pastor and educator
  • Tahnee Welch (b. 1961), American actress, known for her roles in Cocoon (1985), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) and Cocoon: The Return (1988), daughter of Rachel Welch
  • General Larry D. Welch (b. 1934), the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
  • Edward J. Welch (1922-2014), American research chemist for DuPont who developed Silverstone, a non-stick plastic coating for cooking materials
  • Christopher Evan Welch (1965-2013), American stage, film and voice actor
  • Jack Welch (1905-1985), American illustrator, best known for his cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post
  • Edward F. Welch Jr. (1924-2008), American rear admiral of the United States Navy, President of the Naval War College
  • Carolyn Welch (b. 1929), American bronze medalist figure skater at the 1947 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Robert Lynn "Bob" Welch (b. 1956), American former Major League Baseball starting pitcher
  • Gillian Welch (b. 1967), American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter
  • ... (Another 150 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Welch Historic Events


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Welch Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sidney C T Welch (b. 1918), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Littlehampton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Reginald A Welch (b. 1911), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Albert C W Welch (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Petworth, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Stanley Welch, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Welch


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Suggested Readings for the name Welch



  • The Tishomingo County Connecti.
  • : History of Skinner-Welch, Adams-Seago and Allied Families of Tishomingo County, Mississippi by Esther Welch Adams.
  • The Welsh (also Welch) Family from the Revolution to the Bicentennial, 1776-1976 by Mrs. Berne Chamberlin.
  • Welch by Jeff D. Welch.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Auspice numine
Motto Translation: Under divine direction


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY WHITE, barque, 1844. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1844MaryWhite.gif

Other References

  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Welch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Welch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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