Last name: Watts
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My mothers maiden name was Watts. Her dads name was Johnny Watts, unfortuately I dont have any information on him.
My Grandfather was John Watts, 1845, Carhampton, Somerset. Blacksmith. and his father, Thomas, also a blacksmith, Old Cleeve, Somerset.
My 2nd great grandfather William Watts b1858 in Baulking (Balking), Berkshire came to Riverton, Southland, NZ prior to 1882 as he married into the Stuck family in 1882. My 3rd great grandfather Thomas b1829 in Kingston Lisle, Berkshire also came to NZ I think around the same time as his sons William & John along with their wives. It seems my Watts (they dropped the s when they came to NZ) were from mainly from Kingston Lisle, Baulking & Faringdon in Berkshire. Any info on the Watts would be great as I'm pretty much hamstrung at the moment.
I was told that the last name "WATTS" come from Greman and then off with the Jews and then to England which once it was in Greman the name was "Vatz" and once with went to England it was change to "WATTS"
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WATTS in St.Croix Virgin Islands
I have a good bit of info on the Watts but of course it deadend eventually and no info can be found. I can date back to about late 1600 to 1700. Cynthia Putman from the Virginia area and she married a Marion Watts.
Charles Christopher Watts
My family has traced our Watts' ancestry in the State of Alabama to John Watts, a Scotsman, who was an interpreter for the British Army in the Tennessee River Area in north Alabama around 1702. He married into the Chickamauga(Southern Cherokee) tribe and his descendants became very prominent members and high ranking Chiefs in the Cherokee Nation. The town of Ft. Payne, Alabama was once called Wattstown due to the fact that it was the primary Chickamauga Settlement in the area and the home of a descendant of John Watts whose name was "Little Tassel" , who was the Chief of the Chickamauga. The city name was changed when a United States Army Officer by the last name Payne, built the first concentration camp in North America prior to the infamous "Trail of Tears" implemented by President Andrew Jackson. The Watts members of my family that avoided being rounded up fled south into what is now the Talladega National Forrest(the name isn't Talla-DEE-GA as it isn't Spanish, it is Cherokee and is pronounced Talla-DIGA) and the surviving family members claimed to be "Black Irish", or "Dark Gaelic" in order not to be rounded up and killed by deportation. So, the Watts family has been in the State of Alabama since 1702.
My grandfather john watts came from the isles of scilly .anyone out there related?