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Watt Family History

Watt Name Meaning
Scottish and English: from an extremely common Middle English personal name, Wat(t), a short form of Walter.

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

1,220,621 Historical Documents with Watt on Ancestry.com
267,552 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
26,991 Military Records
178,124 Immigration Records
271,964 Census and Voter Lists
475,990 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Watt Families

  • Number of Watt families
     168 - 333
     57 - 167
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Watt families
     284 - 565
     95 - 283
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Watt families
     982 - 1,962
     328 - 981
     1 - 327
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Watt census records

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Watt 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 Watt families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Watt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Watt

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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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Watt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Watt census records

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Watt Civil War Service Records

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