Watt Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Batt, Catt, Witt, Hatt, Gatt, Want, Matt, Walt, Wyatt, Watz

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Watt Family Origin

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Watt Family Occupations

What did your Watt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Watt. 9% of Watt men worked as a Farmer and 5% of Watt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watt were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Maid
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Watt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 298,000 census records available for the last name Watt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 184,000 immigration records available for the last name Watt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Watt. For the veterans among your Watt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watt Life Expectancy

What is the average Watt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Watt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Watt in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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