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The surname Wathes was derived from the common given name Watt, which was a short form of Walter.

Wathes Early Origins



The surname Wathes was first found in Worscestershire 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.

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Wathes Spelling Variations


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Wathes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Watts, Wathes, Wattys, Wath, Watt and others.

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Wathes Early History


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Wathes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wathes research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1511, 1615, 1446, 1674 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Wathes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wathes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wathes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wathes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wathes In Ireland


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Wathes In Ireland



Some of the Wathes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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 or some of its variants were: Robert Watts who settled in Bona Vista in Newfoundland in 1708; David Watt settled in Barbados in 1680; Captain Watts settled in Boston in 1755; Henry Watts settled in Maine in 1630.

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