Origins Available: Irish
The Wilsoun surname in Ireland
came from England
in the 17th century. The surname itself was ultimately derived from the personal name
William, and means "son of William" or "son of Wil."
Early Origins of the Wilsoun family
The surname Wilsoun was first found in Northern England
, where the first on record appears to be Robert Willeson, listed in the Court Rolls of the manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire
in 1324. Other early records include a Robert Wilson in 1341 in documents from the Cistercian Abbey of Kirkstall, Yorkshire; and John Willison in the Subsidy Rolls
of 1366. There was a place named Wilson in Devon
that has existed since at least the time of the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Wilsoun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilsoun research.Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1418, 1467, 1563 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Wilsoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wilsoun Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wilson, Willson, Wilsone, Wulson, Wilsoun and others.
Early Notables of the Wilsoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilsoun family to Ireland
Some of the Wilsoun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 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 Wilsoun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Wilson, who came to St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1703; Alexander Wilson, a Scotch-Irish settler of Boston sometime between 1730 and 1736.