The name ‘Waters’ originated in England. It is a variant of the name ‘Walter’, representing the normal medieval pronunciation of the name. It is derived from the topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water (from the Old English word ‘woeter’). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Waters’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Johannes Wauterson’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Waters’, aged 29, from Middleham, county of Yorkshire, England. He emigrated to North America in 1635, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Transport’, settling in Virginia. Others of the name already settled in the colony seem to have spelled their patronymic… Coat of arms: Or a…
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