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Origin and Meaning of Welsch

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From Old High German walahisc, walahisk, walask, from Proto-Germanic *walhiskaz. Cognate to English Welsh, Dutch Waals, Danish vælsk.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Welsch

Jiří Welsch is a basketball player for the ČEZ Nymburk, BK JIP Pardubice, BC Sparta Prague, KK Olimpija, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Baloncesto Málaga, CB Estudiantes, Spirou Charleroi, and ČEZ Basketball Nymburk in the National Basketball League (Czech Republic). He has been prominent since 1997. Jiří was born on January 27th, 1980 in Pardubice.


Roger Welsch is a correspondent, news anchor, producerauthor, news presenter, and television producer. Roger was born Roger Welsch on November 6th, 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Johann was born in 1671. He left this life on October 15th, 1745.


Heinrich was born on October 13th, 1888. He left this life on November 23rd, 1976.


Johannes Welsch is an avant-garde music, progressive metal, and minimal music percussionist, producer/audio engineer, educator, percussion instrument, and record producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Johannes was born on November 28th, 1960 in Saarlouis.


Gottfried was born on November 12th, 1618. He passed away on September 5th, 1690.


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Popularity of Welsch as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Welsch U.S.
  White 93.91% 64.26%
  African American 1.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Welsch

People with the last name Welsch are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Welsch

  • How Popular is the name Welsch? As a last name Welsch was the 11,104th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Welsch? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Welsch was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Welsch: Your name in reverse order is Hcslew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sheclw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Welsch? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,857 people with the last name Welsch.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Welsch? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Welsch as their last name since less than 1 person in 103k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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