Waters households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Conuisce Waters, Mac Aliskey: annamh: bhí an chlann sa lonnaithe i Muineachán agus gaolmhar le Mac Mathghamhna. Féach: Ó Fuaruisce, Ó h-Uaruisce, Ó h-Uisce.MIF.
Mac Uaitéir Mac Watters: líon beag: an Dún-Aontroim. Leagan Ultach de Mac Ualtair.
MacWatters Quite numerous: Down-Antrim. Ir. Mac Uaitéir, from first name Walter, a Teutonic name meaning "mighty army" and popular amongst the Anglo-Normans. SI.
Waters numerous: all areas, especially Midlands & Connacht. An English name appearing in 17 cent; but it also stands for a number of indigenous names: Ó Tuairisc, Ó Fuaruisce Ó h-Uarghuis, Mac Con Uisce. See also Coldwell. MIF & SGG.
Waterson rare: Belfast area. A Scottish name, apparently toponymic. Also English, Walter's son. SS & DBS.
Watters numerous: mainly Ulster, also N Leinster, Galway, Sligo. Variant of Waters, i.e. another version of first name Walter. Those of Connacht probably indigenous.
Watterson numerous: Derry etc. Another "Walter" derivative.

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