Last name: WATERMAN

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WATERMAN : This last name is indexed 141,288 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WATERMAN : 1: English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or ferryman or a water carrier (the English name was perhaps sometimes synonymous with Middle English waterlader or waterberer denoting a man who carried fresh water from a spring or stream for drinking or domestic use) or a topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or stretch of water (see Water 2).2: English: occupational name from the Middle English personal name Water or Walter + man meaning ‘servant of Wa(l)ter’.3: Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wassermann or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman.

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