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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.

McWaters Early Origins



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.

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McWaters Spelling Variations


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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.

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McWaters Early History


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McWaters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McWaters research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1620 is included under the topic Early McWaters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McWaters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McWaters Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McWaters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McWaters In Ireland


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McWaters In Ireland



Some of the McWaters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McWaters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James McWaters arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840
  • Jane McWaters arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840
  • Ellen McWaters arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840
  • Stewart McWaters arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840
  • Mary McWaters arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name McWaters (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McWaters (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey L. "Jeff" McWaters (b. 1956), American politician, Republican member of the Senate of Virginia (2010-)
  • William McWaters (1844-1875), American gunfighter from Missouri who rode with William Clarke Quantrill
  • Jeffrey L. McWaters, American Republican politician, Elected Virginia State Senate 8th District 2011
  • Alfred David McWaters, Australian politician, Mayor of Toowoomba, Queensland in 1916

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The McWaters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McWaters 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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