An English surname the Waters family name referred to a person who lived near a body of water such as a river or lake. It comes from the singular term Water and from the name Walter. A Gaelic form was spelled â€˜uisceâ€™ which meant water.
A spelling variation for Waters is Water.
In England the Waters families originated in the Shropshire region. Over the decades the waters families resettled north into Lancashire, Yorkshire and Northumberland. They are also found in the southeastern regions of Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Surry, Sussex and the city of London.
Caithness in the northeastern region of Scotland and Lanarkshire and Midlothian to the south end are where most with the Waters individuals live.
The states of Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Texas in the United States are where most with the Waters surname live.
Famous: Sarah Waters (English novelist), Anthony Waters (professional football player), Ethel Waters (singer and actress), Russell Waters (actor from Scotland), Fraser waters (footballer from South Africa), John S. Waters (movie film director), Muddy Waters (musician) and Lesley Waters (celebrity chef from England).