Waterson Family History

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Waterson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Walter.

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

Similar surnames: Watterson, Catterson, Patterson, Paterson, Bateson, Watson, Waters

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Waterson Family Origin

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Waterson Family Occupations

What did your Waterson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Waterson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Waterson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Waterson family was Keeps House. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waterson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Waterson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Waterson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterson 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Waterson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Waterson. For the veterans among your Waterson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterson Life Expectancy

What is the average Waterson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Waterson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Waterson in 1953 was 21, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waterson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waterson 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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