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Wathen Family History

Wathen Name Meaning
Welsh: from the personal name Gwaiddan, which is found as part of place names in Robeston Wathen, near Narberth, Pembrokeshire, and the nearby Llanwathen (from Welsh llan ‘church’ + Gwaiddon).

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

165,552 Historical Documents with Wathen on Ancestry.com
26,850 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,187 Military Records
1,404 Immigration Records
20,446 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wathen Families

  • Number of Wathen families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wathen families
     74 - 145
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wathen families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wathen Family Origin

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Wathen Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wathen

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Wathen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Wathen Civil War Service Records

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