Watson Family Crest
Colors on the Watson family crest explained
Argent (silver) - signifies the sincere and peaceful nature of Watson family members.
Sable (black) - symbolizes constancy and the enduring nature of this family.
Azure (blue) - represents the family's loyalty and truthful nature
Symbols on the Watson family crest explained
The three crescent moons - represents family members steady control and power over everyday actions.
The lion and crown - signifies the weight of early family members duties in service to others. It represents their obligations, particularly those related the service of a knight or nobleman.
The three martlet birds - represent speed, swiftness and family members quick ability to act when needed.
The Chevron shape - symbolizes the historical family home, the importance of home for Watson family members through the years and the safety this provides.
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Origins of the Watson family name
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Summary of the Watson family and the Watson family crest
- The Watson family name was derived from the given name Wat, a pet form of the given name Walter.
- The first recorded spelling of the Watson family name is found in the Domesday Book of 1086.
- The Watson family name is thought to be of Anglo-Saxon origin.
- The Watson family were originally from the county of Lancashire in England.
- The Watson family name is found in many different spellings including Wat, Watts, Wats and Wasson.
- The Watson family were originally farmers and agricultural workers.
- The Watson family name is also found in Scotland and Ireland.
- The Watson family name is also associated with the textile industry in England.
- The Watson family first began to emigrate to America in the 17th century.
- The Watson family name was first found in America in 1635, when Richard Watson arrived in Massachusetts. He was followed by Thomas Watson in 1639, and John Watson in 1643.
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