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
Scholar 2,089
Agricultural Labourer 322
Labourer 137
General Labourer 131
Domestic Servant 124
Dress Maker 111
Coal Miner 102
Farm Labourer 83
General Servant 80
Laundress 74
Carpenter 52
Gardener 49
House Keeper 49
Annuitant 44
Charwoman 40
General Servant Domestic 38
Tin Miner 31
Servant 30
No Occupation 29
None 28
Farmers Wife 26
Farmers Son 26
Cook Domestic Servant 25
Tailoress 23
Blacksmith 22

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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