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Recorded in many spellings including Water, Wharter, Wauter, the diminutives Wattie, Watha, Wathey, patronymics Waters, Watheys, Watters, and the residentials Atwater and Attwater, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname of great antiquity. It has two possible origins. The first and perhaps surprisingly most likely origin, has nothing whatsoever to do with 'water. It is a form of the male given name "Wauter", the medieval pronunciation of Walter, itself from the pre 7th century Old German name "Waldhar", meaning army-rule. This name was introduced into England by the Norman-French in 1066, and appears in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 as Walteri, whilst Waterus de Cantelupo was noted in the Danelaw for the county of Lincolnshire, in 1135...

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Hi there, looking for any Waters family prior to Nicholas married Elizabeth Wiseman in 1728 Kilshannig by Mallow - Cork, Ireland. Family story the Waters came from France- any information welcome - thank you

Derek Waters

Looking for the father of Patrick Joseph Waters, born 1817 in Wexford married Anne Ferry moved to Birkenhead, Died 1885, but I think some of his family emigrated to the United States. I've found a John Waters from Wexford born 1790 married Mary Wood as a possibility.


Not known if James waters was born in Ireland or US. Born 1835

Kathleen Wigley

Ancestry known back to Joseph Waters married to Agnes Marie Daly. Emigrated to U.S. shortly after marriage 1888/89 in Dublin. Cannot locate any ancestors prior.


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