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Origins of the Waters surname

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About the Waterses

We have a total number of 151570 records for people with the last name Waters.

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Alternative variations of the name Waters

Waters, Water, Watters, Watter, Woters, Worters

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Where do most Waterses live?

In 1921, most Waterses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Waterses

How common is your surname?

343rd most common surname in the UK

We have 120,000 records for the Waters surname. The oldest one dates back to 1486.

Who were Waterses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Waterses.

What are the most common Waters first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Waters family members

Common jobs for Waterses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Waterses in 1921
Dressmaker

553

Domestic Servant

355

Laundress

338

General Servant Domestic

293

General Servant

245

Common Male occupations for Waterses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

773

General Labourer

476

Farm Labourer

444

Farmer

424

Coal Miner

421

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