The age-old tribe of the Strathclyde Britons
of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Williamsom. 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 Williamsom family
The surname Williamsom 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 Williamsom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Williamsom research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1701, 1665, 1785, 1690, 1701, 1677, 1780 and are included under the topic Early Williamsom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Williamsom Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Williamsom has appeared as Williamson, Wiliamson, Williamsone and others.
Early Notables of the Williamsom 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 Williamsom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Williamsom family to Ireland
Some of the Williamsom family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 109 words (8 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 Williamsom family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. 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.