Water Family History
Water Name Meaning
English: variant of Walter a common medieval pronunciation of which was Water. English and German (Rhineland): topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water Middle English and Low German water. Irish: adopted as an English translation of Gaelic Ó Fuartháin (see Foran ) being wrongly taken as Ó Fuaruisce which would mean ‘son of cold water’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press