Waterman Family History
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Waterman Name Meaning
English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter (see Water 1). English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water (see Water 2). Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a water-carrier. Compare 2 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press