Watney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Watney family
The surname Watney was first found in Surrey 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 13th century in that shire.
Early History of the Watney family
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Watney Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Watney, Watnie, Watknee and others.
Early Notables of the Watney family (pre 1700)
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Watney migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Watney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Damras Watney, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 
Watney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Tillotson Watney, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1907
- Francis Marian Watney, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1907
- Gwendoline Watney, aged 31, who landed in America from Pangbourne, England, in 1908
- Herbert Watney, aged 54, who settled in America from Pangbourne, England, in 1908
- Jack Reginald Watney, aged 28, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Watney (post 1700) +
- Heidi Watney (b. 1981), American sportscaster
- Nicholas Alan "Nick" Watney (b. 1981), American professional PGA golfer
- James Watney Jr (1832-1886), English Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for East Surrey from 1871-1885
- James Watney (1800-1884), English brewer and landowner, founder of Watney Combe & Reid, a leading brewing business in London
- Simon Watney, British writer, art historian, and AIDS activist
- Constance Watney MBE, COC, SRN, MBCN (1878-1947), British born missionary nurse in Uganda
- Norman Watney (1834-1911), Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent, Master of the Mercers' Company in 1880
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)