The roots of the Wilamson family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use this surname. It is derived from the Norman personal name William.
The name literally was derived from the patronymic
expression son of William.
Early Origins of the Wilamson family
The surname Wilamson was 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.
Early History of the Wilamson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilamson 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 Wilamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wilamson Spelling Variations
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. Wilamson has been spelled Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Wilamson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Dainty Davie or David Williamson, the ebullient Edinburgh preacher who buried six wives and the seventh buried him; and Sir... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilamson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wilamson family to Ireland
Some of the Wilamson 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wilamson family to the New World and Oceana
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: Michael Williamson, who settled in Massachusetts in 1631; James Williamson, who settled in Virginia in 1654 along with Isaac, Richard, Alice, and Ann.