Today's generation of the Watterhose family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Watterhose family lived in Lincolnshire
, at Waterhouse.
This place-name indicates that the original bearer lived in a house located near a body of water.
Early Origins of the Watterhose family
The surname Watterhose was first found in Lincolnshire
where Guy de Craon held the lands of Kirton from Count Alan at the time of the Norman Conquest
in 1066. His successor was known as Ab Aquae Domo or Sir Gilbert Waterhouse. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Watterhose family
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Watterhose Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Watterhose include Watehouse, Waterhouse and others.
Early Notables of the Watterhose family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Watterhose family to Ireland
Some of the Watterhose family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 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 Watterhose family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Watterhoses to arrive on North American shores: Joe Waterhouse who settled in Virginia in 1622; Samuel Waterhouse settled in Virginia in 1642; William Waterhouse settled in Virginia in 1654; John Waterhouse settled in Philadelphia in 1820.
The Watterhose Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Veritas vincit omnia
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers All.