Welch is a surname of Anglo-Saxon origin. It comes from the Old English word Welisc meaning foreign. It was used to describe those of Celtic or Welsh origin. Welch and another common surname, Walsh, share this derivation. Welsh is the most common form in Scotland, while in Ireland, where the name was carried by the Anglo-Norman invasion, the form of Walsh predominates.[1]

Notable people with this surname include:




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  1. ^ "Welch Name Meaning & Welch Family History at Ancestry.co.uk". www.ancestry.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-24.