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.