England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Watting family lived in Yorkshire, at Wadding.
Early Origins of the Watting family
Yorkshire where they are "perhaps the patronymical form of the Anglo-Saxon Wade." 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 Watting family
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Watting Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Watting family name include Wadding, Wadden, Waddyng, Wading and others.
Early Notables of the Watting family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Watting family to Ireland
Some of the Watting family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Watting family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Watting family to immigrate North America:
Watting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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