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Watson
Meaning: A patronymic surname meaning "son of Watt."
Variant(s): Wattson
Watts
Wattis
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The popular Middle English given names Wat or Watt were pet forms of the name Walter, meaning "ruler of the army." From the elements "wald" = rule and "heri" = army.
(see Watson - Name Meaning and Origin)

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