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