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About the study
The information in my study covers all occurences of the surname WELBY worldwide. The current variations listed includes: WELBEE, WELBEY, WELLBIE, WELBYE, WELLBY, WELLBYE as well as information on other variations not listed in the Guild index including Whelby, Welsby, Wilby, Willby (these last two are not being actively researched as only a rare occurance of being connected to a Welby tree due to misspelling has been found.
The study does also include the double barelled names of Welby-Everard, Welby-Gregory, Welby-Bone and Welby-Soloman
According to A Dictionary of British Place Names, Welby is a 'farmstead or village by a spring or stream', combining the Old English 'wella' for a stream, with Old Scandinavian 'by' for a 'farmstead, village or settlement.
There is a WELBY village in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and WELBY towns in New South Wales, Australia, and in California and Colorado in the USA
History of the name
Distribution of the name
I have details of all WELBY entries (and most of the variations) from the GRO indexes for England, Wales and Overseas which list 1318 births, 975 marriages and 850 deaths from 1837 - 2006. I also have birth, marriage and death indexes for Scotland from 1867 to 2006 and for Ireland from 1810 to 1990.
I have Australia and New Zealand birth, marriage and death index information.
I have copies of the census enumeration sheets for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 for the UK as well as 1870 to 1940 US census and 1911 Canadian census.
I have copies or insome cases extracts of all wills from 1858 - 2000 for Welby
I currently have about 120 different family trees on Welby for UK, 39 trees for Ireland, 40 for USA as well as some for Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
The International Genealogical Index as at July 1984.
I am very interested in the Welby's as people and try to find out as much about them.
I would be very pleased to help anyone with an interest in the Welby family seeking information on their ancestors, and would also be delighted to receive information, photographs, certificates etc. that might assist me in my quest to help grow the Welby family tree and tie them all up together.