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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Water. The most common Water occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Water's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Water family was Keeping House.

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Water Historical Records

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Water Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2002, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Water

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