Watson (surname)

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Watson is a patronymic surname of English and Scottish origin. Meaning "son of Walter", the popular Old English given names "Wat" or "Watt" were diminutive forms of the name Walter. Watson is 46th-most common surname in England and nineteenth most common in Scotland. [1]

A patronymic surname is a surname originated from the given name of the father or a patrilineal ancestor. Different cultures have different ways of producing patronymic surnames.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages. It was brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers probably in the mid-5th century, and the first Old English literary works date from the mid-7th century. After the Norman conquest of 1066, English was replaced, for a time, as the language of the upper classes by Anglo-Norman, a relative of French. This is regarded as marking the end of the Old English era, as during this period the English language was heavily influenced by Anglo-Norman, developing into a phase known now as Middle English.

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Aaron Watson American singer

James Aaron Watson is an American country music singer and songwriter. Active since 1999, Watson has recorded several independent albums in his career. His 2015 album The Underdog reached No. 1 on Top Country Albums that year, and in 2017, Watson had his first major radio airplay hit with "Outta Style", which reached top 10 on Country Airplay.

John Hugh "Adam" Watson was a British International relations theorist and researcher. Alongside Hedley Bull, Martin Wight, Herbert Butterfield, and others, he was one of the founding members of the English school of international relations theory.

Adam Watson (scientist) Scottish biologist

Adam Watson, FRSE, FRSB, FINA, FRMS, FCEH was a Scottish biologist, ecologist and mountaineer. He was one of the most recognisable scientific figures in Scotland due to his many appearances on TV and radio. His large academic output and contributions to the understanding of the flora and fauna in Scotland and elsewhere have been internationally recognised. Dr Watson was widely acknowledged as Scotland's pre-eminent authority on the Cairngorms mountain range.

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Haskell "B.B." Watson was an American country music artist. He released two studio albums, and charted three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which the highest-peaking was the No. 23-peaking "Light at the End of the Tunnel" in 1991. Watson released a second album, Delta Dream, ten years later on the independent Oarfin label.

Basil Barrington Watson was a Jamaican painter.

Brook Watson Lord Mayor of London

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Baronet was a British merchant, soldier, and later Lord Mayor of London. He is perhaps most famous as the subject of John Singleton Copley's painting Watson and the Shark, which depicts a shark attack on Watson as a boy that resulted in the loss of his right leg below the knee.

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Carol Stuart Watson was an American illustrator and publisher. She was known for her illustrations of calendars, cards, children's books and scientific subjects. As a publisher, she cofounded The Georgetowner and Carriage Trade Publications.

The Watson Twins band

The Watson Twins are an American musical group based in Los Angeles with alternative country and indie folk influences. They are identical twin sisters named Chandra and Leigh Watson.

Chris Watson (1867–1941) served as the third Prime Minister of Australia.

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Deshaun Watson American football quarterback

Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and led the team to a CFP championship game appearance in 2015 and a national championship win in 2016. He was selected by the Texans 12th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2018, his second year, Watson was named to his first career Pro Bowl.

Doc Watson American guitarist, songwriter and singer

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's fingerstyle guitar and flatpicking skills, as well as his knowledge of traditional American music, were highly regarded. He performed with his son, guitarist Merle Watson, for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm.

Don Watson is an Australian author

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  1. "Watson Surname Meaning & Statistics". Forebears. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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