Origins Available: Borderlands, Scottish
patronymic surname derived from the Norman personal name William, meaning "son of William." The name William came from the Germanic elements "will," or "desire," and "helm," meaning "helmet."
Early Origins of the Wiliamso family
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 Wiliamso family
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Wiliamso Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Wiliamso 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...
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Migration of the Wiliamso family to Ireland
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Migration of the Wiliamso family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Williamson, who settled in Massachusetts in 1631; James Williamson, who settled in Virginia in 1654 along with Isaac, Richard, Alice, and Ann.
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