Saturday, July 03, 2010

Surname Saturday ~Watson~

 Watt is a form of Walter which also gave rise to the surnames Watson, Walters, Waters, Wattie, MacWatt and (mainly in England) Watts, Watkins and Watkinson. In some cases the name can be found in its full form as Walterson.  The name means "son of Walter"or "Watt's Son". First found in the lowlands of Scotland, from ancient times. The name Watson originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled much of Britain. Depending where you are looking for information, the last name is ranked as the 16th most popular in Scotland, where my family is from.

Watson is the Surname of my Great Grandmother "Mary Bella Watson". She was born January 07, 1866 in Aberdeen Scotland to James Watson and Mary Imlah.


  1. Smith and Watson... best wishes! ;-)

    Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  2. Thank you for the welcome :) I'm already loving the Geneabloggers family, What a great way to work on out family history and share with others.