not true - no connection what so ever
Partonymics arise spontaneously in different places with no connection other than linguistic.
And dad is called the biblical DAVID
99.9% 0f us WATKINS are merely name brothers
Danish personal names and naming FAQ http://www.rootsweb.com/~dnkcen/FAQ/names.html
the process took place later thee
In UK Surnames started with the upperclass in the 12th century