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Watsoun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


The ancestors of the surname Watsoun lived among the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled much of Britain. The name is derived from Wat, a diminutive form of the personal name Walter, with the addition of the patronymic suffix " -son," or patronymic prefix "Mac-." The name Walter derives ultimately from an Old German name, which meant "mighty army." It was introduced into England and Scotland during the reign of Edward the Confessor and became one of the most popular personal names of the times.

Early Origins of the Watsoun family


The surname Watsoun was first found in the lowlands of Scotland, where the earliest record is of John Watson, who held land in Edinburgh in 1392.

Early History of the Watsoun family


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Watsoun Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wattson, Watsone, Watsoun, Walterson, MacWattie, MacQuattie, MacWatty, MacWhatty and many more.

Early Notables of the Watsoun family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Watsoun family to Ireland


Some of the Watsoun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Watsoun family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Watson who settled in Virginia in 1620; the same year as the "Mayflower"; Abraham, Alice, Elizabeth, Francis, Joe, Margaret, and William Watson, all settled in Virginia in 1635.

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