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Watts surname origination

Watts surname origination

Jeannette R. (View posts)
Posted: 15 Mar 2001 5:03PM GMT
I have looked up Watts is it Scottish or English? Where did it originate?

watts surname

Posted: 16 Mar 2001 12:27PM GMT
Edited: 15 Aug 2001 4:50AM GMT
The Watts surname orginated some where in europe.
They came to england fighting as mercenaries for the Norman conquers

Watts name origin

LDWatts (View posts)
Posted: 28 Mar 2001 1:10AM GMT
The Watts name has a long and varied history.
It originated in France as LeFleming.
If you have access to a library that has a good genealogy department see if they have the Burkes Commoners set. If so look up the "Watts of Hawksdale Hall". You will find it very interesting. Also, see "Watts of Rosehill, Scotland".
Good hunting (ancestors, that is!)


Watts surname

Harry Watts (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2001 9:35AM GMT
GO TO SCOTS ONLINE . The name Watts is a sept of Forbes clan . NORTH EAST SCOTLAND Aberdeenshire Scotland to be exact.
the Highlands . The name orignated 1100 a.d.

LD Watts, Burkes Commoners

Posted: 16 Apr 2001 7:17PM GMT
Edited: 2 May 2002 10:39AM GMT
Hi LD, interesting post. Would you know how Le Flemming in France became Watts in England? I don't have access to any geneology libraries. Thanks


LDWatts (View posts)
Posted: 17 Apr 2001 4:07PM GMT
This is a verbatim quote from the beginning of "Watts, of Hawkesdale Hall" as given in Burkes Commoners, pg 393, Vol ?.
""Wathes," "Wattys," &c.&c. was of considerable antiquity in the county of Northampton, where it flourished for the greater part of three centuries.
Simon Wathes, (traditionally descended from a French soldier of fortune, who accompanied King Stephen into England, A.D. 1135), was the father of .....

That's what the book says - but how one would go about proving or disproving that statement I do not know.


Re: Watts surname

Posted: 3 Jul 2001 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Harry is right. Watts is a common Scottish name.
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