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Willans Early Origins



The surname Willans was first found in Roxburghshire where the earliest record of this name was of Thomas and William Whillans who held lands in the Lordship of Liddesdale about 1490. The name is believed to be derived from the old lands of Quheillands in the lordships of Liddisdaill. Thomas and William Querland were mentioned in 1505 and just one year later, they are referred to as Thomas and William Querlance.

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Willans Spelling Variations


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Willans Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Whillans, Whillens, Wheelans, Willan, Willans and others.

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Willans Early History


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Willans Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Willans research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1490 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Willans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Willans Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willans Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Willans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Willans Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Willans, aged 20, who settled in America from London, in 1893

Willans Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard H. K. Willans, aged 30, who landed in America from Bermuda, in 1904
  • Charles Turner Willans, aged 20, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Julia Willans, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States from Bradford, England, in 1920
  • Marguerite Jeune Willans, aged 18, who landed in America from Bedford, England, in 1920
  • Pioter W. Willans, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Willans (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Willans (post 1700)



  • Peter Willans (1851-1892), English co-founder of Willans & Robinson Limited in the 1870s, manufacturing engineers in Thames Ditton, Surrey, know for their Willans engine was a high-speed stationary steam engine used for electricity generation
  • Herbert Geoffrey Willans (1911-1958), English author and journalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Willans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willans Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 June 2014 at 08:22.

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