Waterston Family History

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Waterston Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a variant of Waterson, altered by folk etymology to the form of a place name.

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

Similar surnames: Watterson, Weatherton, Waters, Batterton, Catterson, Hairston

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Waterston Family Origin

Where is the Waterston family from?

Waterston Family Occupations

What did your Waterston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, House Keeper and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterston. The most common Waterston occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Waterston's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Waterston family was Carter.

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  • Labourer

  • House Keeper

  • Annuitant

  • Carter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Waterston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Waterston Historical Records

What Waterston family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Waterston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterston 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Waterston. 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 649 military records available for the last name Waterston. For the veterans among your Waterston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterston Life Expectancy

What is the average Waterston lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Waterston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Waterston in 1962 was 85, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waterston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waterston 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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