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Multiple Origins for the Surname Watts


English


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

Watts Early Origins



The surname Watts 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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Watts Spelling Variations


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Watts Spelling Variations



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

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Watts Early History


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Watts Early History



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

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Watts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Watts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Watts In Ireland


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Watts In Ireland



Some of the Watts 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 were:

Watts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Watts settled in Maine in 1630
  • Jonas Watts settled in Virginia in 1635
  • James Watts, aged 35, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Watts, aged 19, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Jonas Watts, aged 21, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Watts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Watts settled in New York in 1700 from Edinburgh
  • Daniel Watts, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Experiance Watts, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Frances Watts, who landed in Georgia in 1743
  • Captain Watts settled in Boston in 1755

Watts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Watts, aged 25, arrived in Virginia in 1812
  • Joseph Watts, aged 28, landed in New York in 1812
  • Margaret Watts, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Charles Watts, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Jane Watts, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Watts Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Watts who settled in Bona Vista in Newfoundland in 1708 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Watts Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Watts, who arrived in Canada in 1815
  • James Watts, aged 36, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Janet Watts, aged 33, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Jane Watts, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Charles Watts, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Watts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Watts, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Joseph Watts, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • William Watts, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • John Watts, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Isaac Watts, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Watts Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Watts landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Glenbervie
  • William Watts landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Arab
  • William Watts, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Esther Watts, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Harriet Ann Watts, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Watts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Watts (post 1700)



  • John Watts De Peyster Jr. (1841-1873), Union Army officer during the American Civil War
  • John Watts de Peyster Sr. (1821-1907), American author on the art of war, philanthropist, Adjutant General of the New York National Guard
  • John Watts (1778-1823), American merchant captain from Virginia, eponym of the destroyer USS Watts (DD-567)
  • André Watts (b. 1946), German-born, American classical pianist and professor
  • Mary Stanbery Watts (1868-1958), American novelist from Delaware County, Ohio
  • Heather Watts (b. 1953), American principal ballerina with New York City Ballet
  • Richard Watts Jr. (1898-1981), American theatre critic
  • Alan Wilson Watts (1915-1973), English-born American philosopher and popularizer of Buddhism
  • John Arthur Watts (1947-2016), English politician, Member of Parliament for Slough (1983–1997)
  • Peter Overend Watts (b. 1947), English bass guitar player
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Watts Historic Events


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Watts Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edward A H Watts (b. 1905), English Chief Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Wimbledon, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William A Watts, British Assistant Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Watts, British Shipwright 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Edgar George Watts, British Chief Petty Officer Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Watts


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Suggested Readings for the name Watts



  • A History of the Watts Family by George B. Watts.
  • Thomas Watts and Alexander McElwain: Their Ancestors, Descendants, and Related Families by Dorothy Claybroke Watts Brooks.
  • Watts, 1687-1975: Ancestry and Descendants of Ridley Watts by Harriett Mott Stryker-Rodda.

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Watts Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Watts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Watts Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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