Origins Available: English
The surname Wathes was derived from the common given name Watt, which was a short form of Walter.
Early Origins of the Wathes family
The surname Wathes 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 Wathes family
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Wathes Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Wathes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wathes family to Ireland
Some of the Wathes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Wathes family to the New World and Oceana
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.