Watson Family History

Meaning of surname: Watson

Watson is a patronymic surname of English and Scottish origin. Meaning "son of Walter", the popular Old English given names Wat or Watt were pet forms of the name Walter. Watson is the 46th-most common surname in England and 19th most common in Scotland.[1]

We found 5,935,519 Genealogy and Family History Records for Watson in our Newspaper Archive.

Details for Watson surname:

5,750,587 Digital Copies of Newspapers
76,945 Pictures of Obituaries
12,935 Government Documents
401 Historical Books
94,651 Social Security Death Records

Watson Surname

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Here we are showing you genealogy and family history records found in newspapers and other historical documents that include the surname Watson

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Mentions of Watson family name in Passenger Lists

Birth Records for Surname Watson

Mentions of Watson family name in Birth Records

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