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Waters Family History

Waters Name Meaning
English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter.English: variant of Water 2.Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ (see for example Haskin, Hiskey, Tydings).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

2,900,386 Historical Documents with Waters on Ancestry.com
684,256 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
78,473 Military Records
46,603 Immigration Records
513,648 Census and Voter Lists
1,577,406 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Waters Families

  • Number of Waters families
     461 - 920
     154 - 460
     1 - 153
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Waters families
     793 - 1,583
     265 - 792
     1 - 264
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Waters families
     130 - 257
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Waters Family Origin

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Waters Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Waters

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Waters Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Waters census records

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Waters Civil War Service Records

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