McWaters History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McWaters family were born. Their name comes from the names Wattie and Watty, both of which are pet forms of the personal name Walter. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Bhaididh, which translates as son of Wattie or son of Watty.
Early Origins of the McWaters family
The surname McWaters was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the McWaters family
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McWaters Spelling Variations
In various documents McWaters has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacWatt, MacWattie, MacWatters, MacQuattie, MacVatt and many more.
Early Notables of the McWaters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McWaters family to Ireland
Some of the McWaters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
McWaters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century