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Waterhause is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Waterhause family lived in Lincolnshire, at Waterhouse. This place-name indicates that the original bearer lived in a house located near a body of water.

Early Origins of the Waterhause family


The surname Waterhause was first found in Lincolnshire where Guy de Craon held the lands of Kirton from Count Alan at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. His successor was known as Ab Aquae Domo or Sir Gilbert Waterhouse. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Early History of the Waterhause family

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Early History of the Waterhause family


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Waterhause Spelling Variations

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Waterhause Spelling Variations


Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Watehouse, Waterhouse and others.

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Early Notables of the Waterhause family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Waterhause family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Waterhause family to Ireland

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Migration of the Waterhause family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Waterhause family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Waterhause or a variant listed above: Joe Waterhouse who settled in Virginia in 1622; Samuel Waterhouse settled in Virginia in 1642; William Waterhouse settled in Virginia in 1654; John Waterhouse settled in Philadelphia in 1820.

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The Waterhause Motto

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The Waterhause Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Veritas vincit omnia
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers All.


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Citations

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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