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The Watson Name

The Watson Name
First, let’s talk about the Watson name, how that came to be. It is said that the name Watson is of English and Scottish origin. It is a patronymic surname derived from the father’s side meaning “son of “Watt”. It is assumed that when Europeans came to the new world, America, so came some immigrant named Watson. It is also assumed that there were slave owners/masters named Watson too. Slaves usual adopted the last name of their owners/masters. I cannot tell you the story of the Watson Family without telling you story of Burnt Corn, Alabama. Most people are ashamed to be known to come from such an “unknown” funny named community. I am very proud to come from Burnt Corn and I want the world to know how important Burnt Corn, Alabama is to this country. Yes world, there really is a Burnt Corn.


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