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Waterston Early Origins



The surname Waterston was first found in Ross-shire, Scotland where they held the lands of Waterson in the parish of Fern (Fearn) in that shire from very ancient times. Wether Hill is located in Dumfries and Galloway, near New Galloway, Scotland; near Perth and near Penrith, England.

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Waterston Spelling Variations


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Waterston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waterson, Watersone, Waterston, Watherston and many more.

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Waterston Early History


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Waterston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waterston research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1495, 1594, 1929, 1585, 1634, 1656 and are included under the topic Early Waterston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waterston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waterston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Edward Waterson (died 1594), English Catholic priest and martyr, beatified in 1929; Simon Waterson (1585-1634) a London prominent publisher of Edmund...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waterston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waterston In Ireland


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Waterston In Ireland



Some of the Waterston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waterston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Waterston, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1803
  • John Waterston settled in San Francisco, Ca. in 1850
  • John Waterston, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waterston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waterston (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Waterston MD, American biologist, best known for his work on the Human Genome Project
  • Darren Waterston (b. 1965), American artist
  • Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (b. 1940), American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, best known for his portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order
  • David Waterston, New Zealand rugby union coach
  • George Waterston OBE FRSE (1911-1980), Scottish ornithologist and conservationist, born in Edinburgh
  • John James Waterston (1811-1883), Scottish physicist, pioneer of the kinetic theory of gases

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Waterston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waterston 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 June 2015 at 15:40.

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