Origins Available: Borderlands
The surname Wiliamson is a 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 Wiliamson family
The surname Wiliamson 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 Wiliamson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiliamson research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1701, 1665, 1785, 1690, 1701, 1677 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Wiliamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wiliamson Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Wiliamson 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 Wiliamson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wiliamson family to Ireland
Some of the Wiliamson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Wiliamson 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.