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Watson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat (see Watt)

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


Similar surnames: Wayson, Watton, Hasson, Wasson, Latson, Batson, Rayson, Ritson

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Watson Family Origin

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Watson Family Occupations

What did your Watson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watson. A less common occupation for the Watson family was Farm Laborer. The most common Watson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Watson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Watson Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Watson ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Watson Life Expectancy

What is the average Watson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Watson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Watson in 1940 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watson 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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