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Watford Early Origins



The surname Watford was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1196 when Eustace de Watford held estates in that county.

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Watford Spelling Variations


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Watford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Watford, Wattford, Watforde and others.

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Watford Early History


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Watford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Watford research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1361, 1455, 1487, 1384, 1388, 1384, 1385 and 1388 are included under the topic Early Watford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Watford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Watford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Watford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Watford In Ireland


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Watford In Ireland



Some of the Watford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 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:

Watford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Watford, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Watford, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Watford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Watford (post 1700)



  • Arliss A. Watford (1924-1998), American woodcarver from Ahoskie in Hertford County, North Carolina
  • Jerry Ray Watford (1930-1993), American football player who played two seasons with the Chicago Cardinals (1953-1954)
  • David Watford (b. 1993), American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Earl Watford (b. 1990), American football guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Christian Ramon Watford (b. 1991), American professional basketball player for the Raptors 905
  • Sam Watford, American politician, Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 80th district (2014-)
  • Michael Watford, African American dance music singer
  • Paul Jeffrey Watford (b. 1967), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2012-)
  • Joseph Watford, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1828 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford (1927-1994), English film, stage and television actress who was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1982 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Watford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Watford 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 22 August 2017 at 07:32.

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