Villis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Villis family

The surname Villis was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland. The earliest Scottish bearers of this name are likely descended from Will the Crowner Gunn. Although the name has also long existed in England where they are believed to be descended from Baron Welles, the Duke of Somerset, a Norman Baron from Welles in Normandy who was granted Rockingham Castle.

Important Dates for the Villis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villis research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1435, 1577, 1581, and 1625 are included under the topic Early Villis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Villis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Willis, Wilis and others.

Early Notables of the Villis family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Villis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Villis family to Ireland

Some of the Villis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Villis family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Willis, who arrived in Virginia in 1620; Charles Willis, who is on record in Maryland in 1677; Edward, Elizabeth, Joe, John, Mary, and Thomas Willis, who all settled in Virginia in 1635.

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