Watt Family History

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Watt Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from an extremely common Middle English personal name, Wat(t), a short form of Walter.

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


Similar surnames: Batt, Catt, Witt, Hatt, Gatt, Want, Matt, Walt, Wyatt, Watz

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Watt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Watt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Watt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Watt Family Origin

Where is the Watt family from?

Watt Family Occupations

What did your Watt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watt. The most common Watt occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Watt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Watt family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Watt Historical Records

What Watt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 298,000 census records available for the last name Watt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watt 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 184,000 immigration records available for the last name Watt. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Watt. For the veterans among your Watt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watt Life Expectancy

What is the average Watt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Watt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Watt in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Watt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Watt 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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