Water Family History

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Water Name Meaning

English: variant of Walter, representing the normal medieval pronunciation of the name. English and German (Rhineland): topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water, Middle English, Low German water. Irish: adopted as an English translation of Gaelic Ó Fuartháin (see Foran), being wrongly taken as Ó Fuaruisce ‘son of cold water’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Waters, Waser, Rater, Kater, Hayer, Cater, Easter, Watler, Vater

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Water Family Origin

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Water Family Occupations

What did your Water ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Water. 3% of Water men worked as a Carpenter and 43% of Water women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Water were Accounts Manager Credit Taill and General Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Incapacitated
  • (retired) Old Age Pensioner
  • Accounts Manager Credit Taill

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • General Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Water Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Water. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Water census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Water. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Water. For the veterans among your Water ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Water Life Expectancy

What is the average Water lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2002, in the United States, Water life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Water in 1963 was 57, and 28 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Water

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Water ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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