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Watson Family History

Watson Name Meaning

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

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Name Distribution of Watson Families

  • Number of Watson families
     1,141 - 2,280
     381 - 1,140
     1 - 380
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Watson families
     5,316 - 10,629
     1,773 - 5,315
     1 - 1,772
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Watson families
     2,812 - 5,622
     938 - 2,811
     1 - 937
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Watson census records

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Watson Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Watson families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Watson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Watson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Watson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Watson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Watson census records

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Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Watson Civil War Service Records

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