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Where is the Watson family from?
You can see how Watson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Watson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Watson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 385 Watson families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 12% of all the recorded Watson's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Watson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Watson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Watson. 16% of Watson men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Watson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watson were Truck Driver and Housewife. .