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Williston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Williston family


The surname Williston was first found in 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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Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1658, 1643, 1638, 1639 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Williston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

  • Mr. John Bailey Williston U.E. (b. 1757) born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 before relocating to Canterbury Parish, Saint John, New Brunswick, he eventually settled on land in Bay Du Vin, Miramichi River, New Brunswick in 1797 member of the Port Matoon Association, married to Phoebe Stymiest having 12 children, he died in 1833 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Williston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Williston, who arrived in Canada in 1830

Contemporary Notables of the name Williston (post 1700)


  • George H. Williston (1818-1881), American politician who served in the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in 1846 and 1848
  • Samuel Wendell Williston (1851-1918), American educator and paleontologist
  • Samuel Williston (1861-1963), American lawyer and law professor, private secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Horace Gray (1888-1889)
  • Edward Williston Frentz (1863-1943), American archer at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Major-General Williston Birkhimer Palmer (1899-1973), American Vice Chief of Staff, US Army (1955-1957) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Williston Palmer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Palmer/Williston_Birkhimer/USA.html
  • Williston Cox, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Williston Palmer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Palmer/Williston_Birkhimer/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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