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Where did the Scottish Williamson family come from? What is the Scottish Williamson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Williamson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Williamson family history?The name Williamson was first used by the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Strathclyde Britons. It is derived from the Norman personal name William. The name literally was derived from the patronymic expression son of William.
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Williamson has been spelled Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
First found in Peebles, where this predominantly Scottish Clan held a family seat anciently, although their interests straddled the English Scottish border and they held territories as far south as Keswick in Cumberland.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Williamson research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1701, 1665, 1785, 1690, 1701, 1677, 1780 and are included under the topic Early Williamson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 93 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Williamson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Williamson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Williamson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Williamson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Williamson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Williamson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Williamson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Williamson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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