, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of
. The earliest Scottish bearers of this name are likely descended from Will the Crowner Gunn. Although the name has also long existed in
who was granted Rockingham Castle.
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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.