Watters Family History

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Watters Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter. Compare Waters.

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

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

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Watters Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Watters name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Watters. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Watters Family Origin

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Watters Family Occupations

What did your Watters ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Watters Historical Records

What Watters family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Watters Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watters 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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