Waters Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Waters Name Meaning: This is a patronymic form of 'Walter','son of Walter'.

'Walter' is from a Germanic personal name wald 'rule' + heri 'army',introduced in the form of walt(i)er.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Waters Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Waters family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 419
Female Servant 271
Independent 149
Labourer 140
Male Servant 93
Farmer 91
Ag Labourer 48
Shoe Maker 46
Carpenter 34
Dress Maker 29
Miner 28
Gardener 23
Collier 22
Coal Miner 20
Laundress 18
Weaver 18
Tailor 18
Blacksmith 17
Copper Miner 17
Baker 16
Mason 16
Miner Copper 15
Pauper 14
Porter 14
Butcher 13

Waters Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Waters 100% 77,243
2 Watters 86% 10,628
3 Waiters 86% 190

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