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Watts surname origination

Watts surname origination

Jeannette R. (View posts)
Posted: 984675789000
I have looked up Watts is it Scottish or English? Where did it originate?

watts surname

Posted: 984745665000
Edited: 997851013000
The Watts surname orginated some where in europe.
They came to england fighting as mercenaries for the Norman conquers

Watts name origin

LDWatts (View posts)
Posted: 985741848000
The Watts name has a long and varied history.
It originated in France as LeFleming.
If you have access to a library that has a good genealogy department see if they have the Burkes Commoners set. If so look up the "Watts of Hawksdale Hall". You will find it very interesting. Also, see "Watts of Rosehill, Scotland".
Good hunting (ancestors, that is!)


Watts surname

Harry Watts (View posts)
Posted: 986117733000
GO TO SCOTS ONLINE . The name Watts is a sept of Forbes clan . NORTH EAST SCOTLAND Aberdeenshire Scotland to be exact.
the Highlands . The name orignated 1100 a.d.

LD Watts, Burkes Commoners

Posted: 987448629000
Edited: 1020335950000
Hi LD, interesting post. Would you know how Le Flemming in France became Watts in England? I don't have access to any geneology libraries. Thanks


LDWatts (View posts)
Posted: 987523663000
This is a verbatim quote from the beginning of "Watts, of Hawkesdale Hall" as given in Burkes Commoners, pg 393, Vol ?.
""Wathes," "Wattys," &c.&c. was of considerable antiquity in the county of Northampton, where it flourished for the greater part of three centuries.
Simon Wathes, (traditionally descended from a French soldier of fortune, who accompanied King Stephen into England, A.D. 1135), was the father of .....

That's what the book says - but how one would go about proving or disproving that statement I do not know.


Re: Watts surname

Posted: 994144485000
Classification: Query
Harry is right. Watts is a common Scottish name.
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