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Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 81 people with the Watson surname? In that year Watson was ranked number 31 for popularity in the UK.
The name Tom means "Form of THOMAS. a twin" and is of Greek origin.
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Tom Watson 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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Did you know that there are currently 87553 people with the Watson surname in the UK? Watson is now ranked number 36 for popularity in the UK.
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Did you know that there are currently 312939 people with the Watson surname in the USA? Watson is ranked number 61 for popularity in the USA.
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Other names that sound a bit like Watson
Family names can get corrupted over time, particularly where literacy was not as good. The following list contains some names that have similar sounds so you may want to also look at one or two of the more likely possibilites.Wade_johnson Wadeson Wadkens Wadkin Wadkins Waitzman Watkin Watkins Watkinson Watsam Watsham Watson-Brown Wattisham Wattson Weddigen Wedeking Wetjen Whatson Whetcombe Whetson Whitcomb Whitcombe Whitcome Whiteson Whitkanack Whitson Whitsun Widdecombe Widdicombe Widdison Widdowson Widzinski Witcomb Witcombe Witson Wittekind Wittkamp Wituszynski Witzand Witzenburger Wodzinski Woodeson Woodhousem Woodison Woodsmall Woodson