The Strathclyde Briton clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Willaimson. It is derived from the Norman
The surname Willaimson was first found in Peebles, where this predominantly Scottish
anciently, although their interests straddled the English Scottish border and they held territories as far south as Keswick in Cumberland.
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The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Willaimson has appeared as Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
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.