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Watters Name Meaning

Scottish English and Irish: variant of Waters .

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


Similar surnames: Waters, Watterson, Mcwatters, Walthers, Walters, Wouters, Withers

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Where is the Watters family from?

You can see how Watters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Watters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Watters families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Watters families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Watters's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Watters families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Watters surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Watters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Watters. 16% of Watters men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Watters women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watters were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Watters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watters census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Watters. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Watters. For the veterans among your Watters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Watters lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Watters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Watters in 1941 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

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