Waters, Watters - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Waters, Watters—There are about five names anglicised as above. In the district about Oughterard the name Fourisk; about Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, the names Foorish and Furish; and in the Northern parts of Sligo the name Uiske have been anglicised Waters; the Gaelic forms, respectively, being O'Fuairisc and O'h-Uisce.

Whorisky and Horisky (O'Fuaruisce) have likewise been anglicised Waters; the word uisge—water, entering into the construction of the names.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees