Scotland, the first people to use the name Willamson were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from the Norman personal name William. The name literally was derived from the patronymic expression son of William.
Early Origins of the Willamson 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 Willamson family
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Willamson Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Scottish names. Willamson has been spelled Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Willamson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Willamson family to Ireland
Some of the Willamson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Willamson family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. 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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