Origins Available: English
The surname Wath was derived from the common given name Watt, which was a short form of Walter.
Early Origins of the Wath family
The surname Wath was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times, and were descended from Simon Wathes, a soldier of fortune, who accompanied King Stephen into England
in the year 1135. John Wathes was Lord of the manor of Eston in that county in 1347. His son, William Wathes, was father of Simon Wattys. Sir Richard Wattys, his son, fought under the banner of York at the Battle of Wakefield where he died leaving Thomas Wattys the manor of Whitefield in Northampton.
Early History of the Wath family
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Wath Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wath family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wath family to Ireland
Some of the Wath family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wath family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wath Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Wath, who landed in Maryland in 1674 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)