The  surname Waters is of patronymic origin. The name Waters is derived from the personal name Walter and means son of or descendant of Walter. The first written reference ton the name Waters is in the Domesday book in the 11th Century. The Waters family held an ancestral seat in Ludlow Shropshire from ancient times. The earliest reference to the name Waters in Wales is in the 15th Century. A notable bearer of the name Waters is the accomplished Irish writer and journalist John Waters. 

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