The Clan Watson Society

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Watson Research

The aim of this area of the site is to pull together all research on the Watsons. Initially it will focus more on the genealogical side of things, but I'd love to start a DNA project to help understand the history of the spread of the surname (so if you are willing to share DNA test results, please let me know!).

I will also be continuing my research into the Watsons of Saughton, with any validated research contributing to the relevant area in the Watson History section.

Specific areas I'd like to research include:

  • The origins and spread of the Watson name in the UK
  • Whether the Irish and Scottish Watson clans are related or arose independently
  • The origins and extent of influence of the Watsons of Saughton
  • The bloodline of the Clan Watson Chief to the present day
  • The connection between the Watsons and the Buchanans
  • The connection between the Watsons and the Forbes
  • If anyone else is researching any particular aspects of the Watson name, especially any of the above, please let me know if you would like your work to be covered here by using the Contact Page.


  • Watson One-Name Study

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