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Where did the English Waters family come from? What is the English Waters family crest and coat of arms? When did the Waters family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Waters family history?The name Waters belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Shropshire. The name Waters indicates that the original bearer of the name lived close to a prominent body of water such as a lake or river.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Waters include Waters, Water and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waters research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1610 is included under the topic Early Waters History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Waters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Waters were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Waters Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Waters Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Waters Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Waters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waters Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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