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Welker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, German


The Welker surname is derived from the Middle High German term "walker" denoting a person who cleaned and thickened cloth, a fuller. One of the chief industries in Germany during the centuries when surnames became hereditary was the weaving of coarse woolen cloth. After the raw cloth left the loom, it had to be cleansed, scoured, and thickened, and this was done by the walker.

Early Origins of the Welker family


The surname Welker was first found in Germany where records of the name date back to the thirteenth century. In 1253 one Sigelo dictus Welkere was recorded in Weissenburg, and in 1209 Bruno Welkiner was a citizen of Cologne.

Early History of the Welker family


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Welker Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Walker, Welker, Walcher, Welcker and others.

Early Notables of the Welker family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Welker family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Welker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andereas Welker, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Leonard Welker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Welker, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Welker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barnhardt Welker, who was naturalized in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Barnhardt Welker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Conrod Welker, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Phil Adolph Welker, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Marie Sophie Welker, who arrived in America in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Welker (post 1700)


  • Ralph Q. Welker (1911-1981), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1967-1972)
  • Andrew Welker (b. 1989), American soccer player for the Harrisburg City Islanders (2011-)
  • Duke Welker (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013
  • Kristen Welker (b. 1976), American television journalist for NBC News
  • Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker (b. 1981), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Franklin W. "Frank" Welker (b. 1946), American actor and voice-over artist, best known for his role as Fred Jones from the Scooby-Doo franchise
  • David Anthony Welker (b. 1964), American artist, known for his large-scale paintings, portraits, murals, and commercial illustration
  • Michael Welker (b. 1947), German Protestant theologist and professor of Systematic theology
  • Heinrich Welker (1912-1981), German theoretical and applied physicist; inventor of the transistron
  • Hans Welker (1907-1968), German footballer who played for the Germany National Team in 1931
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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