Welter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Welter family

The surname Welter was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.

Early History of the Welter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welter research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1786 is included under the topic Early Welter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Welter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Welter, Wellter, Weltter, Welters, Weltters, Wellters, Welteres, Welterr, Welterrs and many more.

Early Notables of the Welter family (pre 1700)

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United States Welter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matteus Welter, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Ludwig Welter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Georg Welter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Georg Welter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Anton Welter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Welter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Welter, who arrived in America in 1819 [1]
  • Peter Welter, aged 31, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1847 [1]
  • C S Welter, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]
  • Casper Welter, whose Oaths of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1860
  • Bernhard Welter, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1885 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Welter migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Kaspar Welter, one of the Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence, who settled in Quebec in 1776

Contemporary Notables of the name Welter (post 1700) +

  • Jennifer Welter (b. 1977), American football player and coach of linebackers for the Arizona Cardinals
  • Jerry Welter, American State Representative in the Iowa General Assembly (2004)
  • Kurt Welter (1916-1949), German fighter ace with a total of 63 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Kurt Welter, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 63 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Charles Joseph Ignace Marie Welter (1880-1972), Dutch politician, Parliamentary leader-Catholic National Party House of Representatives (1948-1956)
  • Jean Welter (b. 1901), Luxembourg boxer at the 1924 Summer Olympics and the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Alexandre Welter (b. 1953), Brazilian gold medalist sailor in the Tornado Class at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Nik Welter (1871-1951), Luxembourg writer and politician
  • Michel Welter (1859-1924), Luxembourg politician
  • Marion Welter (b. 1965), Luxembourg singer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Eddie C. Welter, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [2]


  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. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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