Early Origins of the Williston family
Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Williston family
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Williston Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wollaston, Woolaston, Wolleston, Woollaston, Woolleston, Woolliston and many more.
Early Notables of the Williston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Williston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Williston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Williston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Williston (post 1700)
The Williston Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ne quid falsi
Motto Translation: Nothing false.
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