When George Watson was born about 1761, in Ryton, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Stephen Watson, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Gibbeson, was 38. He married Catherine Atkinson in 1786, in All Saint's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters.
Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .