Watt records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Watt family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Watt Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Watt Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Watt family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Watt

James WattWiki James Watt FRS FRSE (19 January 1736 ? 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both the Kingdom of Great Britain and the world.
Mike WattWiki Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American bass guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Ian WattWiki Ian Watt (March 9, 1917 ? December 13, 1999) was a literary critic, literary historian and professor of English at Stanford University.
James G. WattWiki James Gaius Watt (born January 31, 1938 in Lusk, Wyoming) served as U.
Geoff WattWiki Geoff Watt (died 1969) was a local distance runner from Warragul, Victoria of some international note who died from exposure in 1969 while training on Mount Erica in Baw Baw National Park.
Jim WattWiki Jim Watt (born 18 July 1948) is a former Scottish boxer, who became world champion in the lightweight division when Roberto Duran left the title vacant in 1979 and the WBC had him fight Alfredo Pitalua.
Marie WattWiki Marie Watt (born 1967) is a contemporary artist living and working in Portland, Oregon.
Joseph WattWiki Joseph Watt, VC, (born Gardenstown, Banffshire, 25 June 1887; died 13 February 1955, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Joseph M. WattWiki Joseph M.
Joe WattWiki Joseph Chessar Watt (born on June 18, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) was an American football halfback in the National Football League.
Nicole WattWiki Nicole Watt (born April 28, 1985 in Melfort, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian figure skater.
Billie Lou WattWiki Billie Lou Watt (June 20, 1924 - September 7, 2001) was an actress in theater and television, including several voice acting roles for commercials and animated series.
Hamish WattWiki Hamish Watt (born 27 December 1925) is a Scottish politician, farmer and writer.
Robert WattWiki Robert Douglas Watt, LVO, FRHSC (born 1945) was the first Chief Herald of Canada.
Ben WattWiki Ben Watt (born 6 December 1962, Barnes, London) is a UK musician, DJ, and record producer, best known as one half of the duo, Everything but the Girl.
Maureen WattWiki Maureen Watt is a Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland since 2006.
Alison WattWiki Alison Jane Watt OBE is a Scottish painter, born in Greenock in 1965Alison Watt graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1988.
Tom WattWiki Tom Watt (born 14 February, 1956) is an English radio presenter, journalist and actor, who originally came to fame in the 1980s playing the role of Lofty Holloway in the BBC soap opera "EastEnders".
Martin WattWiki Martin Watt graduated from the Potchefstroom University in South Africa with the degrees Bachelor of Music (1991) and Bachelor of Music Honours (1992), both cum laude.
Michael WattWiki Michael Watt (born 27 November, 1970 in Aberdeen) is a former professional footballer.
Eddie WattWiki Eddie Dean Watt (born April 4, 1941 in Lamoni, Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
Christian WattWiki Christian Watt was born in 1833 in Broadsea, the fishertown of Fraserburgh.
Harry WattWiki Harry Watt (18 October 1906 ? Edinburgh, Scotland ? 2 April 1987, Amersham, Buckinghamshire) was a British documentary and feature film director, who began his career working for John Grierson and Robert Flaherty.
Neil WattWiki Neil James Watt (born in Hannover, Germany) is a German-born Scottish former footballer and is to become director of football at Clyde F.
Oswald WattWiki Walter Oswald Watt DSO, OBE (11 February 1878?21 May 1921) was an Australian aviator.
Phil WattWiki Phil Watt (born 10 January 1988 in Rotherham) is an English footballer defender who is currently plays for Corby Town following his release by Lincoln City in Football League Two.
Kevin WattWiki Kevin Watt (born 1 October 1989) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing for Scottish First Division club Airdrie United.
Don WattWiki Don Watt (born 1936) is a world renowned, award winning retail brand builder and designer.
Sanchez WattWiki Herschel Oulio Sanchez Watt (born 14 February 1991), more commonly known as Sanchez Watt, is an English footballer who plays for Arsenal.
Samuel WattWiki Samuel Watt CB CBE (6 April 1876?18 November 1927) was an Irish (later Northern Irish) civil servant.
Douglas WattWiki Douglas Benjamin Watt (January 20, 1914 ? September 29, 2009) was an American theater critic who spent nearly six decades covering Broadway theatre ? and then Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway ? for the "Daily News" and also reported on classical music and opera for "The New Yorker".