The surname Watt may refer to:
Watt was a king in what is now the county of Sussex in southern England. His existence is attested by three charters that he witnessed, in the reign of Noðhelm, as Wattus Rex. He probably would have ruled between about AD 692 and 725 and there is some suggestion that he may have been King of the Hæstingas.
Adam Keith Watt is an Australian former boxer and kickboxer. He has studied kickboxing, Seido-kaikan karate, and boxing. His nickname was "Lights Out" because of his high level karate and boxing skills, and one punch knock out power. He has won many world kickboxing titles, and reached as high as 10th in the highly respected World Boxing Council's & World Boxing Organisation's Cruiserweight ratings. Becoming the first person in the world to ever fight for world Karate, Kickboxing and Boxing Titles.
Alexander Stuart Watt FRS(21 June 1892 – 2 March 1985) was a Scottish botanist and plant ecologist.
Watt is a unit of power named after Scottish engineer James Watt.
Watts is a surname, and may refer to:
John Watt Beattie was an Australian photographer.
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