Waterhouse Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Waterhouse Name Meaning: A topographic name for someone who lived in a house by a stretch of water.

The more accurate meaning is pobably 'the water mill' or a moated house. Milling was aided by the use of water driven machinery,introduced to england after 12th century.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Waterhouse Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Waterhouse family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 54
Independent 51
Agricultural Labourer 46
Labourer 46
Female Servant 45
Farmer 41
Clothier 29
Male Servant 28
Cotton Spinner 24
Weaver 24
Cloth Maker 17
Woollen Weaver 16
Tailor 15
Shoe Maker 15
Coal Miner 13
Cotton Piecer 13
Blacksmith 12
Stone Mason 12
Carpenter 10
Worsted Weaver 10
Inn Keeper 9
Joiner 9
Cotton Carder 9
Stuff Weaver 9
Wool Comber 9

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