Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Wiliamsombe. 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 Wiliamsombe 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 Wiliamsombe family
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Wiliamsombe Spelling Variations
spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Wiliamsombe has been spelled Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Wiliamsombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiliamsombe family to Ireland
Some of the Wiliamsombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Wiliamsombe family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. 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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