Welling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Welling family

The surname Welling was first found in county Norfolk, where William de Wellynge was recorded in 1273.

Early History of the Welling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welling research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1578, 1619, and 1757 are included under the topic Early Welling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Welling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Welling, Wellings, Wellinge, Wellynge, Wellyngs and many more.

Early Notables of the Welling family (pre 1700)

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United States Welling migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Welling, who sailed to Barbados in 1669
  • John Welling, who arrived in Barbados in 1682
Welling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Welling, who settled in Virginia in 1741
  • Richard Welling who settled in America in 1755
  • John Welling, aged 21, who arrived in Maryland in 1775
  • Christoph Welling, aged 32, who settled in Winterhill, Massachusetts in 1778
  • Christoph Welling, who arrived in America in 1778 [1]
Welling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cyrus Welling, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • H Welling, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Cyrus Welling, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • J D Welling, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Welling migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welling Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John (II) Welling Jr., U.E. (b. 1768) born in Welling's Burg, New York, USA from Jamaica, Long Island, USA who settled in Isle St Jean [Prince Edward Island] c. 1784 then relocated to Shediac Cape [Shediac], Grimross [Gagetown], New Brunswick married to Elizabeth Derby having 12 children, he died in 1831 [2]
  • Mr. Peter Welling U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Carpenter [2]
  • Mr. William Welling U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Carpenter [2]

Australia Welling migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Welling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Welling, English convict from Hertford, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • David Welling, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Emma Welling, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [5]
  • Eliza Welling, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

New Zealand Welling migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Welling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Welling, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Welling (post 1700) +

  • Milton Holmes Welling (1876-1947), American Democrat politician, Member of Utah State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Utah 1st District, 1917-21; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1920 [6]
  • Mary A. Welling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [6]
  • John S. Welling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1972 [6]
  • Charles E. Welling (b. 1823), American Republican politician, Paper manufacturer; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Bennington, 1888 [6]
  • Welling G. Sickel (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Vice-president, United Globe Rubber Co.; Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, 1897-99 [7]


  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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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