personal name William. The name literally was derived from the patronymic expression son of William.
Early Origins of the Wiliamsolm 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 Wiliamsolm family
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Wiliamsolm Spelling Variations
hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Wiliamsolm has appeared as Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Wiliamsolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiliamsolm family to Ireland
Some of the Wiliamsolm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wiliamsolm family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the 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.
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