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WATTERS Family HistoryThis interesting name has two possible origins, the first and most likely being a patronymic ("the son of Water", a transposed variant of the personal name "Walter" (itself coming from the Old German "Waldhar" meaning "rule people"). Water was, in fact, the normal medieval pronunciation of Walter. One "Walterus" or "Waterus filius (son of) Herberti" is recorded in London circa 1135. The surname Watter, adopted from this source, appears in 1214. The patronymic form is recorded over a Century later (see below).
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