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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 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1361, 1455 and 1487 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)



More information is included under the topic Early Watford Notables 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
  • John Watford, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Watford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Watford (post 1700)



  • Joseph Watford, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1828

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Watford Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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 27 October 2015 at 10:52.

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